Welcome to 2017! This edition of our newsletter introduces our 2017 Board and provides information on a possible merger with the Junction Neighbourhood Centre (JNC).
Don’t miss our upcoming events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas Lunch. Read the great articles by our Volunteer and Activities Co-ordinator, Vicki and Volunteer, Daniel.
Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Connections FoodMate program demonstrated improvements in cooking skills, social behaviour and dietary intake, with increased fruit and vegetable consumption and decreased use of salt. Participants also reported enjoying cooking again, being more motivated to cook and cooking more at home. A mixed method approach was adopted to evaluate the FoodMate program. Quantitative data gathered using participant surveys was used to demonstrate the extent of behaviour change. Qualitative data was collected to provide insights into participant’s experience of FoodMate through focus group discussions and surveys completed by the FoodMate delivery team.
Find out about the cooking classes we are hosting with Second Bite and new services at the Glebe Justice Centre.
The newsletter also includes information about our upcoming small group outings, Mens’ Group, Bus outings and the delicious Mini-quiches with spinach and marjoram recipe.
Don’t miss our mid-year celebrations at Bonnie Doon Golf Club on the 27 June – only a $10 donation.
Find out about our upcoming small group outings, Mens’ Group, Bus outings and delicious Beef Casserole with Rice Recipe.