News

Learn to cook healthy food

EATING WELL: Cook for Life trainee Meryleen Renouf with TAFE chef Carmen Crain and classmates Lindsay Bayles, Patsy Klass and Linda McDonald.
EATING WELL: Cook for Life trainee Meryleen Renouf with TAFE chef Carmen Crain and classmates Lindsay Bayles, Patsy Klass and Linda McDonald. Contributed

QUEENSLAND Health and TAFE are rolling out cooking classes led by qualified chefs which are designed to teach participants how to prepare great-tasting meals.

This course aims to reduce the risk of illness and disease.

Cook for Life was born out of a successful diabetes cooking program held in Roma in 2010.

Qualified chefs from TAFE colleges across Queensland have helped to develop the program and are responsible for delivering the tailored workshops.

Public health nutritionist Petrina Logan said participants would be given the opportunity to learn how to prepare and cook tasty, nutritious meals for themselves and their families.

"Cook for Life incorporates key messages from the Swap It, Don't Stop It campaign, allowing participants to increase their knowledge and skills to make practical, healthier nutrition choices in their everyday lives for better health," Ms Logan said.

"There is a demonstrated association between cooking skills and improved nutrition knowledge, improved eating behaviour and increased confidence in cooking.

"Having the skills to cook, therefore, ultimately does lead to better eating habits."

The program, with a cost of $20 a person, is open to anyone interested in learning to prepare quick, easy and healthy meals.

The next class at Bundamba starts on April 16.

Places are limited, so to enrol contact the Bremer Institute of TAFE on 3817 3000.


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Mason ties staff relive glory days

The historic 1888 Building Society building on the corner of East and Limestone streets.

Mason ties staff relive glory days

Hearing into base expansion

The final C-17 in the RAAF fleet (on ground) during a flyover ceremony to mark the occasion at RAAf Base Amberley.

Hearing into RAAF Base Amberley expansion

Funny cars chase share of serious cash

A field of 14 nitro cars line up at Willowbank on Saturday.

Funny cars chase share of serious cash

Latest deals and offers

Warrego cleared following earlier crash

UPDATE: Police have advised that the site of an earlier crash involving a car and caravan has been cleared.

"Chook" Fowler still fighting in the law courts

BAIL REFUSED: Anthony ‘Chook’ Fowler has been charged with the armed robbery of a pub he used to work at.

Former NRL player fined for breaching bail conditions

Queensland Raceway upgrade needs the Premier's backing

Mayor Paul Pisasale gets set for a hot lap in a V8 Supercar with Ipswich driver Ash Walsh. He has big plans for Qld Raceway.

Ipswich can become motorsport capital of Australia

Turnbull on the way out as Shorten's ALP surges

FRONT RUNNER: Labor leader Bill Shorten enjoyed funding a major upgrade to the Ipswich Motorway, and the Essential poll results have given him more reasons to smile.

Labor takes poll lead as Libs flounder

Shorten commits $200m to Ipswich Motorway upgrade

SAVIOURS: Blair MP Shayne Neumann and Labor leader Bill Shorten unveil the plans for the Ipswich Motorway upgrade after the ALP’s $200 million funding commitment.

Labor to deliver the dollars for Ipswich Motorway upgrade

Police seek man accused of indecent assault near Wacol

No Caption

Alleged attack took place on Cromarty Dr near Wacol Station Rd

RACQ releases SE Qld's worst choke points

Paul Turner, RACQ

Paul Turner from RACQ talks about our worst roads at peak time.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances