Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Apunipima Cape York Health Council’s Nutrition team is made up of Dietitians, Community Nutritionists and an Advanced Health Worker. Good nutrition, healthy eating and a healthy weight helps us to lead a happier, longer life and reduces our chance of getting a chronic disease. Get involved in our programs and encourage your family and friends to as well.

Need for Feed


Need for Feed is an evidence-based, innovative, practical, hands-on cooking program which provides high school students with the opportunity to master their cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen whilst enhancing their understanding and enjoyment of healthy foods. Need for Feed is coordinated by Diabetes Queensland and is available to schools across Queensland.

Apunipima’s involvement

In 2012-13, Apunipima was involved in the modification of the Need for Feed program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Cape York. In Need for Feed ‘Cape York Style’, students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of eating Go, Grow, and Glow foods to keep our bodies healthy, and cook a range of healthy meals in a fun and practical learning environment. Since 2012, Apunipima staff have facilitated a range of Need for Feed programs across Cape York.

The most recent manual

In 2016, Need for Feed ‘Cape York Style’ was updated by Diabetes Queensland with the help of an expert Advisory Group to become ‘Tukka Tools’, which is now available for schools across Queensland to use. The program still focuses on consuming Go, Grow and Glow foods, but has additional recipes to allow the teacher to mix and match recipes to suit their students.

Getting in touch with Diabetes Queensland for any program enquiries:

Need for Feed Coordinator

Diabetes Queensland

Phone: 1300 136 588     

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Food Security Position Statement

Food Security for Cape York Position Statement

LEAPS Professional Development Program Cape York

Learning, Eating, Active Play and Sleep (LEAPS) Evaluation Report - March 2017

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Need for Feed

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Healthy Tukka

Learning, fun and food = happy kids!