Healthy Eating Programs

Foodbank W.A. now run nom!® programs!

How do nom! programs work?

Foodbank W.A. nom!® programs 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.

Healthy Cockburn currently hosts two nom! programs: 

nom! Children 

The nom! Children 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.
Note: Parents / carers are expected to attend all sessions. (illness excepted)

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.

Note: nom! Children is also offered online through zoom. Go to the Food Bank WA website for details on how to register.

Healthy Food for All Abilities

A four week nutrition education and cooking program for people with disability and support workers. Learn about nutrition and how to plan, select and cook healthy meals.

Over four weeks learn important skills including:

  • How to choose healthy foods 
  • Amount and types of foods to eat each day for health and wellbeing 
  • How to cook and prepare easy, healthy and tasty meals 

During each 2.5 hour session, you will get to know other participants in the program and learn about healthy eating through fun and engaging activities. You will also cook tasty new recipes and enjoy a meal with the new people you have met.

Each week you get free recipes to take away so you can continue to cook at home, as well as other great resources including a healthy eating plate.

If you are a person with disability, then this cooking program is free for you and your support worker.

Who can participate in the programs?

nom® programs are free and available for all 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.
Note: limited numbers - registration essential.

Program dates 2024

Note: program dates are updated regularly - please check back in for new programs / dates throughout the year.
Program Dates and Times Location
nom! Children
for parents and carers of children 0-5yrs

Term three - 4 week program
Thursdays  9.30am-12pm
August 29 September 5,12,19
Yangebup Family Centre

All programs will run subject to minimum numbers. 

Register for nom! 

Register your interest

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

Learn from Foodbank WA programs and resources

nom!® programs are presented by Food Bank W.A. 
In addition, Superhero Foods HQ also has a separate Kids Zone, where kids can find recipes which are easy to prepare and delicious, Collectable Game Cards, Colouring in sheets, Superhero Foods Bingo, and Breakfast Placemats. Go to the Food Bank W.A. website for a range of engaging resources the whole family can use.

Food Bank W.A. has also created a Facebook group for all things food, cooking and nutrition. 
Find the Facebook group here Foodbank page.



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