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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:

Affordable Fruit & Vege Group

Phone: 022-311-2438

Non-profit group operating in the southeast of Christchurch. Provides weekly bags of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables for $12 or $6. Bags are usually 60% vegetables and 40% fruit.

Appetite for Life

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

For more information, see Appetite For Life.


A collective of organisations providing affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to communities. Order a week in advance and receive a bag of fruit and vegetables around half the price you will pay elsewhere.

For more information, see FoodTogether.

Senior Chef

This is a free eight-week cooking course for people aged 60 and over.

For more information, see Senior Chef.

On the next page: Appetite For Life

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed October 2018.

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