Flinders University Nutrition & Dietetics staff and students teamed up with Adelaide City Council to promote healthy eating at seven locations across the CBD and North Adelaide as part of National Nutrition Week.
The team interacted with 400 people at five activities, with an additional two activities held at the City Library linked to the Nutrition Week Promotions. Nutrition promotion stands included myth-busting and genetic ‘supertaster’ activities, cooking demos, giveaways of fruit and almond snack tins, and healthy eating resources. This was a great chance for students to engage with the public and for us to promote the nutrition & dietetics profession.
900 pieces of fruit and 300 almond tins were given away to city residents and visitors across seven sites. In addition to this, the team gave away:
- 300 Australian Dietary Guideline brochures
- 30 Australian Guide to Healthy Eating posters
- 20 Flinders Health degree information booklets
- 40 label reading wallet cards
- 50 spring/summer mini recipe books
- 160 vouchers for the new Eat Active menu at the Aquatic Centre (provided by taste Studios)
- Healthy meal samples to ~100 people across three days at the City Library and Market.
Well done to our Community Nutrition Engagement Officer Hannah Rohrlach for her efforts coordinating these activities.