Food Sensations® for Parents (Pilbara) is a food literacy and cooking skills program designed for parents of 0-5 year olds living in regional and remote areas of the Pilbara region.

Food Sensations® for Parents (Pilbara)

Food Sensations® for Parents (Pilbara) is a nutrition education and cooking program designed for parents of 0-5 year olds in the Pilbara region. Food Sensations® for Parents empowers parents with knowledge, skills, ideas and strategies to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families through a series fo 4 fun and interactive sessions.

Foodbank WA's regional team travel to WA's Pilbara region to facilitate Food Sensations® sessions. Child and Parent Centres and playgroups in selected Pilbara towns and communities are able to register for the FREE program, funded by BHP Billiton.

Food Sensations® for Parents involves a series of 4 face-to-face sessions, facilitated by a qualified nutritionist at local playgroup venues. Each session is adapted to suit the needs of the group and includes a brief, interactive nutrition education activitiy and a hands-on food preparation and cooking experience. Sessions allow parents to explore important nutrition topics including:

  • Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • Food label reading
  • Food purchasing
  • Budgeting
  • Meal planning
  • Food preparation
  • Safe food handling
  • Fussy eating
  • Breastfeeding and introduction to solids

For further information about Food Sensations® for Parents (Pilbara), please contact Genevieve Stawarz on (08) 9463 3248 or email genevieve.stawarz@foodbankwa.org.au.