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.
Read our Food Security for Cape York Position Statement here.
Living Strong encourages us to make healthier food and drink choices and to do regular physical activity, like walking, exercises or playing sports.
If you are over the age of 18 and want to learn how to be healthier come along to a Living Strong Program in your community.
Need for Feed
Need for Feed is a cooking program for Queensland students in years 7-10 supported by Diabetes Queensland, Education Queensland and Queensland Health. The program offers students a chance to cook, eat and share healthy foods.
The Need for Feed team has had the opportunity to cook and share food with school kids and community elders; it has been a great opportunity for building relationships (getting together) and understanding what the community needs.
If you would like to know more about the program for your school or community contact our team.
Mums and Bubs
Working with stores in communities, Apunipima’s Child and Maternal Health Workers give new and expectant mums $40 fruit and vegetable vouchers.
The vouchers help new and expectant mums get the fresh fruit and vegetables they need to keep them and their babies healthy.
Our team also holds cooking classes to make the most of the healthy food.
Head to our Mums and Bubs section to find out more or contact our Nutrition team.
Good nutrition, healthy eating a healthy weight helps us to lead a happier, longer life and reduces our chance of getting a chronic disease