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Country Kitchens




Welcome to QCWA Country Kitchens 

The Queensland Country Women’s Association’s Country Kitchens program is a health promotion program supporting communities across Queensland to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviours.

It is a partnership between the QCWA and Health and Wellbeing Queensland, funded by the Queensland Government.

Our team of Dietitians and Nutritionists provide a training PATHway and support to QCWA members who volunteer to become facilitators of the program. Country Kitchens facilitators run health promotion activities in their local communities and partner with organisations such as schools, local councils and a wide range of community groups.

Activities include static and interactive displays, healthy cooking demonstrations and hands on nutrition workshops.

Every Country Kitchens activity promotes one or more of the programs 5 key messages; get more fruit and veg into your meals; cook at home; be aware of sugar in your drinks; check your portion size and sit less, move more. This is how the QCWA’s Country Kitchens program is improving food and nutrition literacy, and importantly, influencing behavioural change at a grass roots level.

A central part of the program is the creation of healthy recipes. QCWA members and the Country Kitchens team have created a raft of delicious healthy alternatives, or modifications to everyday recipes to show Queenslanders just how easy it is to make healthier choices.

Since 2015, the program has been evolving, with more than 300 QCWA members completing one or more of the PATHway training modules, resulting in QCWA branches delivering more than 1700 community-based health promotion activities. 

Today, the Country Kitchens program continues to develop training and localised health promotion resources for Branch Facilitators to deliver in communities across Queensland.

This is how the QCWA’s Country Kitchens program connects women with the power to heal their communities.

QCWA branch members can download the Country Kitchens QCWA Events Members' Recipe Booklet  

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Upcoming Country Kitchens Training

The Country Kitchens facilitator training is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, make new connections and help your local communities improve their health and wellbeing. We are working to engage more branches with the program and below are the next Country Kitchens training opportunities for QCWA members. We would love to see you there. 

Level 4 Facilitator Training Day "Hands on Nutrition Workshop" Rockhampton.


Date: Saturday October 23rd

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: Wandal QCWA Hall, 86 Wandal Rd


Level 4 Facilitator Training Day "Hands on Nutrition Workshop" Ipswich.

Date: Saturday November 6th 

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: TBC


Level 4 Facilitator Training Day "Hands on Nutrition Workshop" Atherton Tablelands & Far Northern Division.


Date: Saturday October 23rd

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Location: TBC (Atherton Tableland area) 


Level 1-2 online session  

Date: Wednesday November 10th AND Saturday November 20th 

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am


Level 3 online session 

Date: Wednesday November 10th AND Saturday November 20th 

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

For more information or to register for training contact the Country Kitchens team at countrykitchens@qcwa.org.au or call 0417 539 663.

                                                                                                 

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The QCWA would like to thank the following for their valued support.


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