Stir it up!

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 training with a focus on healthy eating, practical food ideas, presentation skills, kitchen safety and food hygiene. On completion 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 partnership with Healthy Cities Illawarra.

Since Stir it up! began in August 2010, over 590 healthy eating activities have been conducted in the local community and have reached approximately 11 900 community members.

The Stir it up! project 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 volunteering to help other community members learn about healthy eating. (Criteria for participating in the training applies).

Currently, the Cook and Eat for Health course run by Kiama Community College provides the training for people interested in becoming Stir it up! peer-educators. More information is available here: Cook and Eat for Health Course

For further information please contact Robyn on 4221 6777

Since 2016 some Stir it up! volunteers have been 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. More information is available in the Stir it up! Information Booklet for Companion Organisations

To request an activity, please contact Helen on 4283 8111


To download Stir it up! information please click on the links below:

Stir it up Information Booklet – 2020

Stir it up! Information for volunteer peer-educators – 2020


Stories from Stir it up! – Reflections of Stir it up! Volunteers

Information for Host Organisations 2020

Stir it up! Activity Request Form – 2020

Stir it up! Risk Assessment Form -2020


Stir it up! Annual Report 2011

Stir it up! Annual Report 2012

Stir it up! Annual Report 2013

Stir it up! Annual Report 2014

Stir it up! Annual Report 2015

Stir it up! Annual Report 2016

Stir it up! Annual Report 2017

Stir it up! Achievements 2018 AND 2019

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