Stir it up!
Stir it up! is a project which supports people to promote healthy eating and good food in their local community.
Volunteers from the community receive free training with a focus on healthy eating, practical food ideas, presentation skills, kitchen safety and food hygiene. On completion of training the volunteers receive a nationally recognised qualification and are supported to deliver healthy eating activities in their community.
The healthy food activities may include presentations at community gardens, talks, displays, cooking demonstrations, supermarket tours or facilitating cooking classes.
Stir it up! is coordinated by Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) – Health Promotion Service.
In November 2016 Stir it up! celebrated its sixth anniversary with the graduation of 7 new volunteers. This brings the current number of volunteers to 57 peer-educators and 10 mentors.
2016 Peer-educators at their Graduation on 1 December 2016 at Albion Park Rail Neighbourhood Centre with Kiama Community College teachers.
Since Stir it up! began in August 2010, over 550 healthy eating activities have been conducted in the local community and have reached approximately 11 500 community members.
The Stir it up! project in the Illawarra area is open to members of the local community aged 18 years and over who are interested in promoting healthy eating in their local community and in volunteering to help other community members learn about healthy eating. (Criteria for participating in the training applies).
To request an activity or further information please contact Robyn on 4221 6777
From 2016 some Stir it up! volunteers will be registered with local organisations and supported to run healthy eating activities within that organisation. If your organisation is interested in becoming a Stir it up! Companion Organisation, please contact Robyn on 4221 6777.
To download Stir it up! information please click on the links below:
From Volunteering Australia Website:
For the 2014 Graduation and Celebration we composed a poem to thank the wonderful TAFE staff who have been involved in the Stir it up! Project!
For Stir it up! Volunteers: