Stir it Up

Stir it Up

Stir it up! is a project which supports people to promote healthy eating and good food in their local communities.

Stir it up! volunteers receive free training with a focus on healthy eating, practical food ideas, presentation skills, kitchen safety and food hygiene. On completion of the training the volunteers receive a certificate from TAFE and are paired up with a mentor to deliver healthy eating activities in their communities.

The healthy food activities include presentations at community gardens, nutrition talks and cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and   supermarket tours. These activities occur at schools, preschools, playgroups, community organisations and community events.

Stir it up! is coordinated by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Health Promotion Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI) in partnership with Baptist Community Services, TAFE Illawarra Outreach Unit and Wollongong Church of Christ with project funding - from the Australian Government.

Stir it up! began in August 2010 and volunteering  is open to members of the local community aged 18 years and over who are interested in promoting healthy eating in their local community.


Stir It Up! peer educators in the kitchen trialling new and very tasty recipes


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Stir It Up! mentors and peer educators                         Always big smiles from the Stir It Up! team

catching up and sharing their experiences                       


To request an activity or further information please contact Robyn Tindall on 4221 6777 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Healthy Cities Illawarra on 42838111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more about Stir it up! To download brochures and flyers, head to: Food Fairness Illawarra


Stir it up! Recipe Collection


Welcome to this collection of recipes from the Stir it up!

Stir it up! is about sharing good food and healthy eating and this book is a selection of recipes used by

Stir it up! volunteers during training sessions and at Stir it up! activities in the community.  They represent old family favourites and new discoveries.  We hope you enjoy trying them and sharing them with family and friends.