Healthy workshop for refugees

Back: Mandy Whitton (Let's Talk Program), Mary Vajda (OMEPWA), William Htoo (3 yrs), Dah Ki Paw, Naw Wah, Hoi Hnaing Sung with baby Van Hnun Thang (3 months). Front: Dr. Dawn Butterworth (OMEPWA), Rebecca Forte (Let's Talk Program). Koondoola Integrated Services Centre is hosting an information session for refugee women about healthy lunches for kids
Back: Mandy Whitton (Let's Talk Program), Mary Vajda (OMEPWA), William Htoo (3 yrs), Dah Ki Paw, Naw Wah, Hoi Hnaing Sung with baby Van Hnun Thang (3 months). Front: Dr. Dawn Butterworth (OMEPWA), Rebecca Forte (Let's Talk Program). Koondoola Integrated Services Centre is hosting an information session for refugee women about healthy lunches for kids

Koondoola Primary School multicultural community liaison worker Mandy Whitton said the session was useful because it highlighted the sugar content in foods and drinks ” and its consequences.

‘We discussed a healthy lunch box and then we made a healthy lunch from different foods,’ she said. ‘We also discussed different fruits that are in the ladies’ countries and in Australia.’

She said it also helped the participants to form a social network.

‘It helps the ladies integrate into the community, helping their settlement process to be a positive and productive one,’ she said.

Each guest received a welcome kit and a lunchbox from World Organisation for Early Childhood Education of WA.