Food Sensations healthy eating program

How does the Food Sensations program work?

The Food Sensations® program aims to improve knowledge, attitudes and skills around nutritious foods. Each session provides:

  • One hour of learning on a particular subject
  • Group cooking session
  • Shared meal.

There are three programs to choose from: 

Food Sensations for Adults

The Food Sensations for Adults program runs for four (4) weeks and covers a range of topics including:

  • Reading labels and selecting ingredients

  • Budgeting and meal planning

  • Healthy lunchbox and snack ideas

  • Food safety.

Note: Actual topics may vary between programs and sessions. 

Food Sensations for Parents

The Food Sensations for Parents program is open to parents, grandparents and carers of children 0-5 years old. A free creche is provided for children but they are encouraged to join the group for the shared meal.

The program runs for five (5) weeks and covers a range of topics including:

  • Amounts, textures and types of food for each childhood development stage

  • Tools and tips to make mealtimes joyful

  • Healthy eating for the whole family
    Healthy snack and lunchbox ideas.

Food Sensations for Men

The Food Sensations for Men program is open to males over 16 who wish to improve their knowledge of healthy eating and skills in preparing healthy meals. Topics include:
  • Reading labels and selecting ingredients
  • Budgeting and meal planning
  • Food safety

Who can participate in the program?

The Food Sensations® program is free and available for all City of Cockburn residents and we accomodate all dietary requirements. If you would like to learn about eating healthier without breaking the bank, then this program is for you.

Please note - this program is subject to change as the lockdown situation evolves. Check back reguarly for the latest information.

Program dates

Dates for 2022 to be confirmed.

All programs will run subject to minimum numbers and relevant COVID-19 restrictions

Register your interest

For further information or to register your interest in future programs, email us at or contact the Healthy Cockburn team on 08 9411 3444.

Program Dates and Times Location
Food Sensations for Adults - March 2022 Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm
10th, 17th, 24th & 31st March 2022

Learn from home programs and resources

The Food Sensations® program is presented by Food Bank W.A. 

Food Bank are making an online version of the program with starting dates being released over time. Please follow this link to find which dates will suit you and register opens in a new window (via Zoom).

The education component of Food Sensations for Parents can also be accessed through Zoom by going to the Foodbank page opens in a new window.
Food Bank W.A. has also created a Facebook group for all things food, cooking and nutrition.

Join Quarantine Quisine opens in a new window group on Facebook where their team of University qualified dieticians and nutrionists will provide helpful tips and ideas to support you through this time, such as cooking on a budget, creating meals from pantry items, cooking with children, getting more vegetables into your diet and much more.

In addition, the Food Bank W.A. website opens in a new window has a range of engaging resources the whole family can use including Free Recipes, Collectable Game Cards, Colouring in sheets, Superhero Foods Bingo, Breakfast Placemats, Storybooks and sters. Superhero Foods HQ also has a separate Kids Zone, where kids can find recipes which are easy to prepare and delicious.

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