Food and Nutrition Food and Nutrition

Part of living a great life is having a well-balanced diet and making smart food choices. Eating nutritious foods helps us to keep good health and reduce our risk of chronic health problems like heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers.

Here in the Maranoa we have access to a wide range of foods, but many of us can learn to choose foods and drinks more wisely to help protect our health.

Eating well does not have to be difficult, bland or expensive. Changing your eating habits can involve small changes to your lifestyle and can mean trying exciting new flavours and variety of foods. You may also feel well and energised as a result!

Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa holds nutrition and cooking activities throughout the region. Continue reading to find out more!

Mums and Bubs Nutrition Workshops

Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa in partnership with the South West Hospital and Health Service are providing a series of three free Mums and Bubs Nutrition Workshops. Don’t be fooled by the name, these workshops are not only great for Mums, but also for partners and support people, carers or anyone thinking of starting a family.  Give your child the best start possible!

Workshops are held 9am – 11am on Saturdays at Roma Community Hub, 57 Bungil Street, Roma.

Morning tea is provided and bookings are essential.

Better Breastfeeding

  • 20 August 2016
  • 15 October 2016
  • 10 December 2016

Introducing Solids

  • 29 October 2016
  • 26 November 2016

Fussy Feeders 

  • 24 September 2016

For further information or to book contact Council's Coordinator - Healthy Communities on 1300 007 662.

Go for Green Programs

Our Go for Green activities have been designed to help you make good food and meal choices, teaching you new skills and knowledge around cooking and nutrition! These sessions build a healthier community by supporting locals and their families to live happier lives.

Go for Green programs are free and held throughout the region by a qualified nutritionist. Whether you’re an individual, group of friend or community organisation looking for a healthy activity for you client group, give Council’s Coordinator - Healthy Communities a call on (07) 4624 0820 to find our more or to book a session.

Go for Green Cooking Workshops

Interested in learning how to cook healthier, tastier food on a budget? These practical, hands-on cooking classes will develop your culinary skills while making family friendly recipes. Go for Green cooking workshops are free –all you need to bring is healthy appetite!

Cooking workshops can be tailored to the interests of your group:

  • Healthy cooking on a budget
  • Family cooking
  • Coking with new and interesting ingredients
  • Modifying recipes
  • International cuisines

Go for Green Food and Nutrition Sessions

Nutrition sessions can be tailored to the needs or interests of your group:

  • General healthy eating
  • Eating for a healthy heart
  • Food, nutrition and chronic disease
  • Understanding food labels and shopping smart
  • Modifying recipes
Farmers Markets

Your local farmers markets are a great way to access fresh produce while supporting local industry. There are several local markets operating throughout the Maranoa, packed with local and regional fresh foods, preserves, plants, arts and crafts.

Find out about local markets.

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