FOODcents was developed in 1992 by a Dietitian at WA Health. As the name implies, the focus is on money. FOODcents cuts right through the complexities of nutrition and shows how to balance the diet by balancing the food budget. The slogan is Don’t tell them it’s healthy; tell them it’s cheap!” Savings of a quarter on the food bill - around $2000-$3000 a year for an average family of four - can be achieved by choosing healthy foods, which just happen to require a fraction of the land and water required by less healthy choices. FOODcents has been adopted and promoted by WA Health, SA Health and Queensland Health. The savings aspect of FOODcents is a powerful motivator, indicated in the evaluation of the statewide supermarket tour campaign sponsored by WA Health in 2000, with 91% of participants indicating they would change the way they spent money on food.
About the Presenter
Margot Marshall is currently the Producer/Host of Health Programming for 3ABN Australia, whose TV programs are shown on worldwide satellite television. She has been involved with FOODcents for over 20 years, including training around 500 FOODcents Advisers under contract to WA Health through her Health Promotion business LiveSmart. These included dietitians, home economics teachers, prison chefs and undergraduates at 2 universities. Margot has presented FOODcents at interstate and international conferences, on Chanel 7’s Today Tonight program twice, Hope Channel, and just recently for 3ABN, who donated 50 DVDs of the program to the struggling farmers out west.
About the presentation
1. Savings: It commences with a fun interactive workshop in the form of a virtual supermarket tour, which explodes the myth that healthy food is expensive.
2. Health: This is followed by learning and practising the simple formula for balancing the diet by balancing the food budget.
3. Sustainability: The program closes with food tasting accompanied by recipes that reduce our foodprint.
The program will be held at the newly-renovated Function Centre of Avondale Memorial Seventh-day Church situated on the corner of Freemans Drive and Central Avenue, Cooranbong on the 16 September 2018 from 2-4pm.
Admission is free, including food tasting and recipes.
We are pleased to welcome the community to this outstanding award-winning program which is a WIN WIN WIN
I.E. - good for our wallet, good for our health, and good for our planet
16 Sep 2018, 2:00pm
584-586 Freemans Drive