Food Course Teaches the Healthy Way; Indigenous and Torres Strait Folk Learn Effective Food Preparation

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DENA Domas, of Rockhampton, who has diabetes, has discovered a whole new way of preparing healthy meals for her family.

She was one of 10 representatives from indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities to participate in a special cooking course at Central Queensland Institute of TAFE's Rockhampton campus on February 27.

Dena said she found the course very helpful.

C[pounds sterling]I have diabetes and I needed to learn how to cook quick and healthy meals,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]I work in the health (sector), so it was important for me to set a healthy example Co and for my daughter as well.

C[pounds sterling]I learned a lot of new things about cooking,C[yen] Dena said.

CQ TAFE and Queensland Health have joined forces to encourage healthier eating in indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Rockhampton Community Health's Healthy Lifestyle co-ordinator in the Chronic Disease Program, Mrs Karen Toms, said the first C[pounds sterling]Good TuckaC[yen] cooking course was a great success. …