All hands-on bench in the kitchen

Shire of Mundaring has partnered with Foodbank WA, to host the free community nutrition education and cooking program, Food Sensations for Parents.

The program teaches parents, carers and grandparents with children aged zero to five, how their children can develop healthy eating habits.

Educational discussions and fun activities take place over five weekly, 2.5 hour sessions, at venues throughout the state, including the Shire's Swan Child and Parent Centre in Stratton.

Coordinator Community Engagement Karen White said the Shire was proud to run the program for the first time this year, to support disadvantaged parents and families.

"Parents and families in the shire are provided the tools and skills to make positive lifestyle changes, and to improve health outcomes for young children during these hands-on sessions," she said.

Rhonda, who participated in the first session last week, said she wanted to learn more about healthy eating.

"I am a busy grandma of two, with two teenagers living at home who are very picky eaters, so I want to help them eat more nutritious foods," she said.

Chloe who loves cooking, also participated in the hands-on cooking session, and said it would help her develop new cooking skills.

"I came along today because I want to learn new recipe ideas that are fun, healthy and simple to cook," she said.

As a host organisation, Shire of Mundaring has provided free crèche services for parents and carers attending the sessions.

Food Sensations is supported by Foodbank WA  and Healthway.

For further information about the program, see the Foodbank WA website

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