Our Down South Aboriginal Health Team are the very excited and proud recipients of a grant from the Aurizon Community Grant Fund to deliver a series of sessions on healthy eating. Aboriginal people suffer higher rates of diabetes than the general population. And it’s a leading cause of death for the Aboriginal population. This project over 6 weeks will deliver-healthy eating on a budget, portion control, eating the rainbow, reading labels, understanding the impact of salt & sugar on diabetes & how exercise impacts diabetes. The project will be delivered to our Collie and Manjimup communities. 75% of DSAH clients either have diabetes or chronic diabetes. Another 15% are borderline diabetic and could avoid it through diet. The Aboriginal population is particularly at risk of diabetes. And it is a leading cause of death among the community. By informing them on how to cook and eat well, health and wellbeing outcomes will be improved.
The Deadly Food – Deadly You project was one of 40 selected around the country.
These grants will assist local projects and initiatives across Australia, helping organisations to deliver programs to elevate the health, wellbeing of their community.
The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is focused on the broad areas of health and wellbeing, community safety, the environment and education. All applications for an Aurizon Community Giving Fund grant must fit within at least one of these funding categories to be eligible for consideration.
The Deadly Food – Deadly You project will help people: Understand the role sugar and salt plays in diabetes. Read food labels - understanding hidden sugars and salts Demonstrate that healthy meals can be prepared on a budget
Numbers for each location are limited, so let us know if you are interested in attending and we will get your name on the list. Call or email one of the offices and let staff know you want to join the Deadly Food program.
As an incentive, we are offering an air fryer to everyone who attends all 6 sessions.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.