F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Recreation, Education, Society, Health)

F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Recreation, Education, Society, Health)

Are you interested in learning about nutrition and healthy eating? Do you want to teach others about the importance of healthy eating choices and food preparation skills?

Mosman Youth, in collaboration with OzHarvest, piloted a brand new volunteer program that began in term 2, 2016. The program built on OzHarvest’s NEST (Nutrition Education Sustenance Training) program for a volunteer model that focused on nutrition education (and building knowledge around healthier eating choices and food preparation skills), practically applying learning by preparing and cooking meals for young people who access the centre, and involvement in peer-to-peer learning.

Formerly named the NEST program, the name F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Recreation, Education, Society, Health) was adopted in 2017 to encompass the broader objectives of the group, and bring a fresh new outlook to Mosman Youth volunteering!

Previous terms have focused on various nutrition and educational components:

  • Module 1 (Term 2) involved developing skills and knowledge around healthy eating and food preparation through professional workshops facilitated by OzHarvest mentors and volunteers.
  • Module 2 (Term 3) involved organising, preparing and cooking for young people accessing the Youth Centre (through our Monday Munchies initiative).
  • Module 3 (Term 4) involved F.R.E.S.H. members teaching and facilitating module 1 in a fun and creative way to existing and new youth volunteers (peer-to-peer learning).

For 2017, a new program has been developed to expand F.R.E.S.H.into the community. F.R.E.S.H. members will be involved and take ownership in developing new and exciting nutrition programs that will be developed with the vision of teaching members of the Mosman community about healthy eating and nutrition in a fun, recreational and social environment. F.R.E.S.H.members will have the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills relating to group facilitation, development and ownership in a supportive and team environment.

If you have an interest in nutrition, health and cooking or just love food, this opportunity is for you! This is also a great opportunity for current volunteers to diversify and be involved in something completely new and F.R.E.S.H.!

During school term, meetings are generally held on Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm at the Mosman Youth Centre.

To join the F.R.E.S.H. group, please fill out the expression of interest form below Please note there are limited places and filling out the form does not secure your position in the program.

Fill out my online form.

If you’d like more information about the opportunity, please contact the youth services team on 9978 4013 or email youth@mosman.nsw.gov.au



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