Nutrition Australia’s Cooking Clinics (formally known as Project Dinnertime) provide participants with the confidence and skills to prepare nutritious and tasty meals at home. All cooking clinics are delivered by university trained, Accredited Practising Dietitians.
Who are sessions suited to?
All sessions are tailored to individual dietary needs and level of ability.
Sessions take place in Nutrition Australia’s fully accessible custom-built kitchen located within the Chifley Health Hub and are well suited for people who:
have limited kitchen and food preparation skills
are at risk of / or currently living with chronic health conditions
are looking for practical nutrition advice in a friendly, informal, and safe environment.
Cooking clinics are a great adjunct to medical nutrition therapy which a client may already be receiving; it takes the theory of healthy eating and makes it practical, tangible, tasty and fun!
Cooking Clinic participants will:
cook their choice of two nutritious dishes from our recipe selection
take away their prepared meals to enjoy at home
receive individualised nutrition advice and support to help achieve their healthy eating goals.
Participants will also receive their very own compendium of nutrition information and recipes suited to their needs and tastes.
NDIS Item Numbers:
Pricing for the cooking clinics align with the current NDIS price guide for dietetic services, and can be funded under the following three support categories:
CORE – Assistance with Daily Life (therapy related health supports)
Capacity Building – Improved Health and Wellbeing
Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living
Cooking Clinic sessions are delivered by appointment only
Cooking clinics are currently available on Tuesday and Thursdays, with a morning and an afternoon timeslot available. Timeslots outside of those currently available will be considered upon request and accommodated wherever possible.
Prior to your first session:
Clients and support coordinators are welcome to visit and view our facilities in person prior to booking or may alternatively take a virtual tour of our kitchen via the YouTube link below. Clients are welcome to book in for a one-off sample session, or commit to a block of sessions at first booking. Upon confirmation of session/s, we will arrange a service agreement and enrolment form to be signed and returned prior to commencement.
Nutrition Australia ACT’s Food Skills Kitchen Chifley Health & Wellbeing Hub 70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley ACT
With access to education, training and a range of nutrition resources, the ACT Nutrition Support Service can support staff in disability support services to promote and supply healthier food and drink choices to their clients.