A COOKING & NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

With the presence of chronic health issues in our community, it is an important responsibility for care organisations to provide a healthy lifestyle including education in healthy eating and the provision of healthy meal choices.

People with a disability, living with family or in shared living and group homes, have similar chronic health issues as those in the broader community. For example, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and mental illness – Many participants have additional complexities due to their intellectual and physical disabilities.

Most importantly, before someone can prepare their own healthy meals, they need to have the skills to cook and plan!

The Cooks Workshop shares their passion for teaching people how to cook. We meet them where they are, and build an education programme based on their goals, interests, food choices and health needs.

Empowering people through cooking workshops is in line with The National Disability Strategy Consultation Report, prepared by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council. It calls for strategies to increase the social, economic and cultural participation of people with disabilities, ensure adequate funding and reduced discrimination.

A COOKING & NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

With the presence of chronic health issues in our community, it is an important responsibility for care organisations to provide a healthy lifestyle including education in healthy eating and the provision of healthy meal choices.

People with a disability, living with family or in shared living and group homes, have similar chronic health issues as those in the broader community. For example, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and mental illness – Many participants have additional complexities due to their intellectual and physical disabilities.

Most importantly, before someone can prepare their own healthy meals, they need to have the skills to cook and plan!

The Cooks Workshop shares their passion for teaching people how to cook. We meet them where they are, and build an education programme based on their goals, interests, food choices and health needs.

Empowering people through cooking workshops is in line with The National Disability Strategy Consultation Report, prepared by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council. It calls for strategies to increase the social, economic and cultural participation of people with disabilities, ensure adequate funding and reduced discrimination.

IN THE NEWS

This cooking program is helping people with disability gain skills in the kitchen and independence

 “Natesha is kicking goals, big time, all the time,”

Implementing the Cooking for Life Programme, is NADO Disability Services

“There are very few examples of how organisations like NADO are effectively maintaining a culture of healthy food choices in a community setting. We endorse a system of staff development that encourages participants toward healthy choices so that change is not imposed but made at an individual level and we are confident of the ability of our staff to adapt in ways that will continuously improve the lives of others in our care. We see Cooking for Life as an important training and development program for our team.”

NADO CEO, Denise Heath.

Implementing the Cooking for Life Programme, is NADO Disability Services

“There are very few examples of how organisations like NADO are effectively maintaining a culture of healthy food choices in a community setting. We endorse a system of staff development that encourages participants toward healthy choices so that change is not imposed but made at an individual level and we are confident of the ability of our staff to adapt in ways that will continuously improve the lives of others in our care. We see Cooking for Life as an important training and development program for our team.”

NADO CEO, Denise Heath.

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