HEALTH KICK: IWC dietitian Chloe Bauer with Colin and Maryanne Boot at the 'Healthy Eating' session in Gayndah on October 24. Picture: Contributed
HEALTH KICK: IWC dietitian Chloe Bauer with Colin and Maryanne Boot at the 'Healthy Eating' session in Gayndah on October 24. Picture: Contributed

Want to eat healthier? This one’s for you

LEARNING about the hidden fats and sugars in foods was just one of many topics covered in the first ever free ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget’ session held in North Burnett on October 24.

More than 30 people turned out to learn about diet and nutrition from wellbeing organisation IWC’s two accredited practising dietitians, Jessica and Chloe Bauer, who are twin sisters.

IWC started delivering the dietetics sessions last year, building on the regular diabetes education and midwife sessions provided in the North Burnett already.

Previously, the sessions had been held one-on-one by Chloe.

“Understanding how to read labels was a big takeaway for the participants,” Chloe said.

“It was good to be able to take all the questions and share information with the community.”

John Heidrich attended the session, having never spoken with a dietitian before.

“I didn’t have a good understanding of diet and nutrition,” he said.

“I found the session very helpful and informative.”

Maryanne Boot also praised the event.

“My husband and I both wanted to learn more about what we should and shouldn’t eat,” she said.

She said the benefits of learning from a dietitian included being more aware of what you ate, and how to check before eating various foods.

“The dietitians have pointed out a lot more information than I knew previously,” she said. “The session was great. I really enjoyed it.”

If you would like to speak to a dietitian and live in the North Burnett, contact the IWC North Burnett team on 4161 4800 or 1300 492 492.

IWC is non-government, Aboriginal community-controlled and a registered charity, offering services to all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, across the North Burnett.


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