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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. 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:
Yandeyarra Yandeyarra Remote Community School 26 – 27 Feb
Port Hedland Port Hedland Primary School 1 – 2 Mar
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School 19 – 20 Mar
Newman South Newman Primary School 22 – 23 Mar
Strelley Strelley Community School (Strelley campus) 9 Apr
Warralong Strelley Community School (Warralong campus) 10 Apr
South Hedland Baler Primary School 13 Apr
Marble Bar Marble Bar Primary School 7 – 8 May
Nullagine Nullagine Remote Community School 9 May
South Hedland  South Hedland Primary School 10 – 11 May
Kunawarritji RAWA Community School 28 May
Punmu RAWA Community School 29 May
Port Hedland Port Hedland Primary School 1 June
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School 18 – 19 June (tbc)
Newman Newman Primary School 21 – 22 June (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.
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Fuel Your Future Travel Schedule:

Town/Community: School/Organisation: Date:
Yandeyarra Yandeyarra Remote Community School 26 – 27 Feb
South Hedland Hedland Senior High School 28 Feb
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School 20 Mar
Newman Newman Senior High School 21 Mar
Warralong Strelley Community School (Warralong campus) 10 Apr
South Hedland Hedland Senior High School 11 – 12 Apr
Marble Bar Marble Bar Primary School 7 – 8 May
Nullagine Nullagine Remote Community School 9 May (tbc)
Punmu RAWA Community School 29 May
Jigalong Jigalong Remote Community School 19 Jun (tbc)
Newman Newman Senior High School 20 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:
Yandeyarra Yandeyarra Remote Community School 26 Feb
South Hedland Gumula Playgroup at South Hedland PS 1 Mar
Newman Kindilink Playgroup at South Newman PS 19 Mar
Newman Newman Neighbourhood Centre 22 Mar
Warralong Gumula Playgroup 10 Apr
South Hedland Playgroup at Baler Primary School 13 Apr
Marble Bar Gumula Playgroup 8 May
South Hedland Gumula Playgroup 10 May
Port Hedland Playgroup at Port Hedland Primary School 11 May
South Hedland Gumula Playgroup at South Hedland PS 31 May (tbc)
Newman Kindilink Playgroup at South Newman PS 18 Jun (tbc)
Jigalong World Vision Playgroup 19 Jun (tbc)
Newman Newman Neighbourhood Centre 20 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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