Gaining healthy eating and cooking skills at the Mura Lanyon Youth & Community Centre with Food Time

21 June 2016

Delicious aromas have been wafting through the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre lately, enticing the hunger of all staff. Year Six students from Charles Conder Primary School have been participating in a cooking program called Food Time, delivered by the Youth Engagement team.

Food Time is a year-long program which began in October 2015 and has been running continuously in each term since. It teaches participants about healthy eating, menu design and fitness as well as providing participants with new skills in healthy food preparation.

This health initiative has been funded under the ACT Government’s Health Promotion Innovation Fund grants program, and has been delivered in partnership with Wanniassa High School, Lanyon High School, Charles Conder Primary School, Nutrition Australia and Energy Fitness.

The Year Nine Lanyon High School students who graduated from Food Time last term have returned as mentors for the Year Six participants. Each week, the mentor students have  assisted the current students prepare and serve food, and tidy. The younger students were delighted to be able to practice their skills and serve their menus to the Year Nine mentors to thank them

For the final session students will be preparing a formal brunch for their invited guests, catering for approximately 40 people.

For more information about Food Time, contact Natasha Drumgold at

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