Cook Chill Chat
Cook Chill Chat is responding to a need for more socially connected and healthier communities within the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.
The program brings people together to share a meal, meet new people, link in with community services, learn healthy eating tips and tricks and budget-friendly cooking skills to live happier and healthier lives.
Who is Cook Chill Chat for?
Cook Chill Chat is for people from all walks of life who are interested in meeting new people and learning about healthy eating and improving their cooking skills.
How is Cook Chill Chat delivered?
We partner with community organisations, who support our Health Promotion Officer to deliver Cook Chill Chat. We provide a FREE one-day workshop covering nutrition, budget cooking, food safety and the basics of running a cooking program, for the community organisation’s staff or volunteer to gain the skills required to support the program
The 12-week program is a combination of cooking and social sessions, which provides the enabling environment for participants to meet new people, link in with community services and increase their nutrition knowledge and cooking skills.
The cooking sessions cover topics like food safety, label reading, healthy eating on a budget and food storage. The topics are combined each week with cooking and meal sharing.
The social sessions are participant-led, and the group chooses an activity that is happening in the community to be involved in such as community gardens, gentle exercise, craft and dance.
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