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Healthy eating programmes

Most people would like to eat healthy food and to cook healthy food for their families. But there is a lot of conflicting information about what food is healthy. There is also pressure to buy fast food and processed food.

The programmes in this section are designed to help people learn:

Appetite for Life

This is a free six-week weight management and healthy lifestyle programme.

For more information, see Appetite For Life.

Cooking Skills to Life Skills

Phone: (03) 768‑1160

These free, practical cooking classes are run by Community and Public Health. They teach people:

Senior Chef

This is a free eight-week cooking course for people aged 65 and over.

For more information, see Senior Chef.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Page created October 2015.

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