SA Community Foodies is a South Australian nutrition program that aims to build the capacity of individuals and communities to make healthier food choices by training and supporting volunteer community members ('Foodies') to act as agents for change.
UCWB is managing the delivery of the SA Community Foodies Program across the state in conjunction with UnitingCare Wesley Country SA and ac.care (project partners).
The SA Community Foodies Program has a statewide reach with Foodie Coordinators being located in metropolitan Adelaide as well as regional centres in both the north and south of the state.
Community Kitchen Program in Mt Barker a great success
Read about the Hills Community Foodies latest program here
Volunteer opportunity: Community Foodie Training coming to Enfield in October
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Come along to one of our FREE information sessions to find out more about becoming a Foodie and the upcoming healthy eating training for new foodies
Budget friendly step by step recipes
OPAL has been working over several years in partnership with Foodbank and Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (Community Foodies) to increase healthy choices at the Bowden Foodbank outlet. The project team has explored a range of strategies to make healthier choices more accessible through policy, training, promotion, and resources.
The project started with the training of Foodbank volunteers by OPAL and Council’s environmental health staff. The training included food safety and basic nutrition, adapted from core topics covered in the training of Community Foodies.
The pricing system at Foodbank encourages the use of whatever fresh vegetables and fruit are available. Over the course of this project the layout of the Foodbank outlet has been updated to maximise visibility and appeal of healthier choices.
The recipes were developed by a group of volunteers from Foodbank and Community Foodies who worked alongside OPAL. The recipes were designed to require only minimal cooking equipment- many can be produced using basic kitchenette facilities. They feature ingredients regularly available at Foodbank, therefore do not include a wide variety of herbs , spices or fresh produce, however they are easily adapted to use up whatever you have on hand from your garden, fridge or pantry
Check out the recipes by clicking here
For Organisations and Community groups - click on the Foodie Requests image below to access information and a request form for foodie nutrition programs or activities
Click on a image below to find out more about the Community Foodies program.
"We're passionate- we believe in what we do" - Community Foodie