F.R.E.S.H. (Food, Recreation, Education, Society, Health)
Are you interested in nutrition and learning more about healthy eating and healthy meal preparation? Do you want to teach others about the importance of healthy eating choices and food preparation skills?
F.R.E.S.H. are a youth volunteering program that focus on nutrition education and building knowledge and skills around healthy eating. F.R.E.S.H. was developed out of a pilot program ran in partnership with OzHarvest in April, 2016. As part of this collaboration, mentors and volunteers from OzHarvests’ NEST (Nutrition Education Sustenance Training) program delivered skill development workshops to our youth volunteers with the aim of developing practical skills around food preparation, and applying their learning to cooking and preparing healthy meals. Following the success of these workshops, our youth volunteering group F.R.E.S.H. was created.
WHAT WE DO
F.R.E.S.H. work on a diverse range of projects that all share a common goal or purpose – to spread a common message about healthy eating and pass on knowledge around nutrition and healthy eating in an accessible way to the community. Some of the activities and projects F.R.E.S.H. were involved in in 2016/2017 included:
- –Skill development workshops delivered by registered dietitians and mentors from OzHarvest addressing numerous topics such as eating healthy foods to fuel your brain and adopting a balanced diet.
- –Cooking for young people who access the youth centre
- –Creating online social media content about healthy afterschool snacks (check out the project HERE)
- –Planning and facilitating nutrition workshops for the kids at Mosman Before & Afterschool Care (check out our blogpost about this project HERE)
- –Developing a script and acting in/directing a film targeted at reducing food waste behaviours in the community around Christmas time – check out the film HERE (which features many of our current and past F.R.E.S.H. members!)
- –Developing in-house workshops and cooking contests for existing volunteers (peer-to-peer learning)
- –Helping plan and run a nutrition event for Girls Only in the local community (check out our blog post on our September 2017 Girls Only event HERE).
..and many more!
The benefits of volunteering with F.R.E.S.H. are numerous…
learn new skills
develop or consolidate your knowledge around nutrition
meet new people
make a contribution to your local community
gain Duke of Ed or IB CAS hours in a meaningful way
a great addition to your resume
a kick-start if you’re interested in employment or passionate about nutrition and healthy eating
enjoy lots of delicious food you have made!
2018 F.R.E.S.H. Program
In 2018, we will once again partner with OzHarvest for some skill development/cooking workshops, before expanding into the community and working on different projects (which will include preparing food parcels and information about nutrition for delivery to a youth homelessness agency and planning and running a large nutrition event for young people).
Meetings will be held at the youth centre during school term, Wednesdays starting 7th February from 4.30-5.30PM (and occasionally 4.30-6.30 when we have cooking workshops with OzHarvest).
To join the F.R.E.S.H. group, please fill out the expression of interest form by clicking HERE.
Please note there are limited places and filling out the form does not secure your position in the program. We can, however, put you on a waiting list for next term or offer a spot on our other volunteer programs.
If you’d like more information about F.R.E.S.H., please contact the youth services team.
Phone 9978 4013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mosman Youth are committed to providing programs that are safe and inclusive for young people of all abilities. All our projects and cooking workshops are open to young people with disability (and their support workers) to attend – please contact us for more information!