Discovery Food Trails & Supermarket Tours and Healthy Everday Cooking Classes Discovery Food Trails & Supermarket Tours and Healthy Everday Cooking Classes

Discovery Coast Community Health Service (DCCHS) has launched two food-related programs which should delight those who love food and also want a healthy diet.

Getting under way in July, the Discovery Food Trail will take participants on a guided bus tour of the Discovery Coast area to visit local food producers who will share their knowledge and tasty products.

Tour participants will taste season fresh fruits and vegetables; learn about locally made food products including jams and sauces; taste a selection of locally produced olives and cook and taste local seafood; and have the opportunity to purchase products on the day.

The Supermarket Tours program starts in August, departing from Agnes Water and picking up people en route, with participants accompanied by the DCCHS dietician on alternate supermarket trips to Tannum Sands and Bundaberg.

The dietician will show participants how to accurately read and understand food labels, select healthy food alternatives, and identify products.

Those participating in the tour will learn how to read and understand nutrition information on food labels; identify meaningful health claims; shop to prevent or manage health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes; and find the healthiest food choices in every section of the store.

Bookings are essential for both the Discovery Food Trail and Supermarket Tours bus tours as seats are limited.

The cost is $10 per person for each of the tours and bookings can be made by phoning the Discovery Coast Community Health Service on 4902 1100.


2012 Dates for Discovery Food Trail

Departure and return to the location is specified below. All dates are Thursdays.

  • July 5 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm; July 19 - Miriam Vale Community Centre, 9am - 3:30pm
  • August 2 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm; August 16 - Baffle Creek Shopping Centre (Post Office), 9am - 3:30pm
  • September 6 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm; September 20 - Miriam Vale Community Centre, 9am - 3:30pm
  • October 4 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm; October 16 - Baffle Creek, Shopping Centre (Post Office), 9am - 3:30pm
  • November 1 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm; November 15 - Miriam Vale Community Centre, 9am - 3:30pm
  • December 6 - Agnes Water DCCHS, 9am - 2pm


2012 Dates for Supermarket Tours

Departure and return to the location is specified below. The first date in each month is a Thursday, the second a Tuesday.

  • August 9 - Agnes Water to Tannum Sands, 9am – 3.30pm; August 21 - Agnes Water to Bundaberg, 9.am – 3.30pm
  • September 13 - Agnes Water to Bundaberg, 9am - 3:30pm; Septemberr 25 - Agnes Water to Tannum Sands, 9am – 3.30pm
  • October 11 - Agnes Water to Tannum Sands, 9am – 3.30pm; October 23 - Agnes Water to Bundaberg, 9am - 3:30pm
  • November 8 - Agnes Water to Bundaberg, 9:am – 3.30pm; November 20 -  Agnes Water to Tannum Sands, 9am – 3.30pm

 

Click here for a copy of the Discovery Food Trail and Supermarket Tours Brochure.

Click here for a copy of the Healthy Everyday Cooking Classes Brochure.