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Healthy snacks make cents

31st October 2008

In collaboration with Foodbank WA, Al-Hidayah Islamic School organized a Cooking Project for students, teachers and Parents on 22nd of October.

Parents gave very positive feedback at the end of session. They picked up a few healthy cooking recipes and learnt about food budgeting. Irene Verteramo, Project Coordinator - FBWA Food Sense Program and Vanessa Bobongie, Health Promotion Officer at Foodbank WA conducted both sessions.

The FOODcents Cooking Project is a practical food budgeting program which has been developed for Foodbank WA’s extensive school and community networks. It aims to increase the knowledge, skills and intention to: source, purchase, prepare and consume a variety of nutritionally preferable foods, such as fruit, vegetables and various cereals and legumes.

The FOODcents Cooking Project covers a range of food related topics including basic nutrition principles, food budgeting and cooking skills. The program also provides pictorial resources that can be used by a variety of groups in the WA community.

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Al-Hidayah Islamic School Year 6/7 Students enjoy the cooking sessions.

This program helps parents, students and teachers to:

  • Save money through food budgeting
  • Improve shopping, cooking and food preparation skills
  • Source, use and try a greater variety of vegetables, pulses and fresh foods.
Related Links
FoodCents Website

Healthy Schools Certificate


Al-Quran - 5:88

And eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] lawful and good. And fear Allah , in whom you are believers.. (Quran 5:88)



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