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Healthy food makes for healthy bodies and healthy futures.
Can you tell the difference between food that is good for you and food that just tastes good?

website Foodbank WA has been proudly supported by BHP Billiton since 2011, to deliver a wide range of healthy eating and cooking programs to communities throughout the Pilbara region. Watch an overview of our program here. Working in partnership with local community organisations Foodbank WA’s qualified nutritionists and dietitians travel to Jigalong, Kunawarritji, Marble Bar, Newman, Nullagine, Parnngurr, Port Hedland, Punmu, South Hedland, Strelley, Warralong and Yandeyarra to support and deliver the following programs:

 Foodbank School Breakfast Program

We provide quality food to registered Foodbank School Breakfast Program schools, free of charge. This ensures that all students have an equal opportunity to enjoy a wholesome and nutritious breakfast on a regular basis. Products include non-perishable SBP canned fruit in natural juice, wheat biscuits, oats, Vegemite, canned spaghetti, canned baked beans, UHT milk and 100% unsweetened UHT orange juice.
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Food Sensations® in Schools

Food Sensations® healthy eating and cooking workshops are delivered free of charge to registered Foodbank School Breakfast Program schools. Students learn new recipes and ways to use ingredients that are both delicious and nutritious. Food Sensations® is a hands on and fun way for students to learn how to eat well and the activities are linked to the Australian National Curriculum. Schools in the region can book student sessions, parent sessions and teacher training.
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Food Sensations in Schools Travel Schedule:

Town/Community: School/Organisation: Date:
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School Mon 18 – Tue 19 Feb
Newman Newman Primary School Thu 21 – Fri 22 Feb
Newman Martu Centre Thu 21 Feb
Marble Bar Marble Bar Primary School Mon 18 – Tue 19 Mar
South Hedland South Hedland Primary School Fri 22 Mar
Punmu RAWA Community School Mon 8 – Tue 9 Apr (tbc)
Kunawarritji RAWA Community School Wed 10 Apr (tbc)
South Hedland South Hedland PS Thu 11 – Fri 12 Apr (tbc)
Strelley Strelley Community School Mon 27 May (tbc)
South Hedland Baler Primary School Tue 28 May (tbc)
Hedland (tbc) Interschool Cooking Competition Wed 29 May (tbc)
Port Hedland Port Hedland Primary School Thu 30 – Fri 31 May (tbc)
Parnngurr Parnngurr Community School Mon 24 – Tue 25 Jun (tbc)
Newman Martu Centre Wed 26 Jun (tbc)
Newman South Newman Primary School Fri 28 Jun (tbc)

*Dates marked TBC are subject to change and will be confirmed two weeks prior.

Fuel Your Future

Fuel Your Future is a healthy eating and cooking program designed especially for youth (12-18 years). The program consists of four fun, hands on and interactive workshops that help build confidence and while enhancing food planning, preparation and cooking skills . Youth centres and schools in the Pilbara region can register for the FREE program.
Click here for more information or watch our latest video.

Fuel Your Future Travel Schedule:

Town/Community: School/Organisation: Date:
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School Mon 18 – Tue 19  Feb
Marble Bar Marble Bar Primary School Tue 19 Mar
South Hedland Youth Involvement Council Wed 20 Mar
South Hedland Hedland Senior High School Wed 20 Mar
Punmu RAWA Community School Tue 9 Apr (tbc)
South Hedland Youth Involvement Council Thu 11 Apr (tbc)
South Hedland Youth Involvement Council Thu 30 May (tbc)
Newman Newman Youth Centre Wed 26 Jun (tbc)
Newman Newman Senior High School Thu 27 Jun (tbc)

*Dates marked TBC are subject to change and will be confirmed two weeks prior.

Food Sensations® for Parents

Food Sensations® for Parents is a healthy eating and cooking program designed especially for parents of 0-5 year old children. The four-series program empowers parents with knowledge and skills to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families. Playgroups and parent centres in the region are able to register for the FREE program.
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Food Sensations for Parents Travel Schedule:

Town/Community: School/Organisation: Date:
Jigalong World Vision Jigalong Playgroup Tue 19 Feb
Newman Newman Neighbourhood Centre Wed 20 Feb
Newman EPIC Newman Wed 20 and Fri 22 Feb
Marble Bar Gumula Playgroup at Marble Bar Tue 19 Mar
South Hedland Baler Primary School Playgroup Tue 28 May (tbc)
Parnngurr World Vision Parnngurr Playgroup Tue 25 Jun (tbc)
Newman Newman Neighbourhood Centre Wed 26 Jun (tbc)
Newman EPIC Newman Fri 28 Jun (tbc)

*Dates marked TBC are subject to change and will be confirmed two weeks prior.

Food Sensations® Educator Training

Food Sensations® Educator Training is designed to equip health and community professionals with the educational strategies and resources required to promote healthy eating in their local community. Foodbank WA is committed to collaboration through partnerships and building the capacity of local health and community services to further promote healthy eating and cooking to those in need.

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For any further information please contact Leisha Aberle on (08) 9463 3224 or email leisha.aberle@foodbankwa.org.au

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