Indigenous students from three high schools in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia took to the kitchen this week, learning healthy cooking and nutrition tips from a professional chef and nutritionist from Nestlé Australia.
The students from Role Models and Leaders Academies (RMLA) at Broome, Derby and Fitzroy took part in Nestlé’s Mother Daughter Nutrition program which has been running throughout Indigenous communities around Australia.
The Mother Daughter Nutrition Program is a crucial part of the Nestlé Aboriginal Youth Development Program which was developed as a way to engage in early intervention programs to support and educate young people, in partnership with local indigenous organisations and communities.
As part of the tour to the remote communities, the students learn how to cook healthy and cheap meals as well as advice on how to read food labels and nutrition tips.
Founder of RMLA, Ricky Grace, said the Mother Daughter Nutrition program had already given many young indigenous women and their mothers to opportunity to learn and develop healthy lifestyle habit, together.
“The Mother Daughter Program is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience top nutrition and cooking skills that will stay with them for a life time,” he said.
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