ACT Community Nutrition Services

Our health and wellbeing services aim to inspire healthy eating by promoting the importance of good food and nutrition. Delivered by Accredited Practising Dietitians, we offer a wide range of community health and wellbeing services.

Seminars

Our one hour interactive nutrition presentations are designed to motivate and inspire participants to make healthy food choices for themselves and their families. Handouts on current nutrition and health issues are provided for all participants. Popular ACT community seminars include:

Making your food dollar stretch 

Who says eating healthy is expensive? Get practical tips and advice on how to make the most of your food dollar when shopping, cooking and storing.

Eat well age well

Learn about the latest nutrition recommendations for maintaining good health as we get older.

Meal planning 

This session assists with the day-to-day planning of individual and family meals and includes ideas for healthy eating when dining out. Ideas are offered for managing the 5.00pm rush and keeping motivated to prepare meals rather than relying on takeaway.

Navigating Food Labels

Do you know how to read food labels? This session is designed to empower participants with the skills to know what to look for on food labels to help them select healthier foods. Presenters discuss guidelines for making healthy choices of products in the different food groups e.g. breads and cereals and dairy. This is a virtual supermarket tour!

Cooking demonstrations

Our cooking demonstrations focus on creating delicious, budget conscious dishes that are quick and easy to prepare. All demonstrations run for one hour and provide taste testing for up to 30 participants.

NA ACT will supply all equipment and ingredients required.

Presenters will bring their own equipment for the demonstration and plates/forks/serviettes etc Popular cooking demonstrations in the ACT include:

  • Lifting the lid on lunch boxes
  • Quick and easy family meals
  • Great meals on a budget
  • “Bring a Plate” –  healthy ideas for morning teas

The facilities available for preparation, cooking and taste-testing must be confirmed before a booking can be made.

Health displays

Nutrition Australia’s ‘healthy lifestyle’ displays are perfect for community health and wellbeing events. Facilitated by an Accredited Practising Dietitian, we provide healthy tips and recipes as well as being available to respond to individual dietary concerns and issues. Includes taste tests of 3 pre-prepared healthy snacks.

Nutrition consultation and advice

Nutrition Australia can work with your organisation to deliver effective motivational programs; this may include preparation of specific newsletters or inserts, fact sheets and menu assessments. Contact us to discuss your organisation’s needs.

Project Dinnertime cooking workshops

Perfect for individuals, families, community groups or staff. Project Dinnertime is designed to integrate nutrition education with cooking skills, during a hands on cooking workshop. Project Dinnertime is delivered at Nutrition Australia ACT Division’s Food Skills Kitchen.

For further information regarding the community nutrition services offered by Nutrition Australia ACT Division contact us on 02 6162 2583 or email [email protected]

Have you got something specific in mind? We can tailor nutrition activities to meet the needs of your community group. Contact us to discuss your ideas and we will customise a service for you.

To enquire about prices and/or for further information please contact us via our contact form.