Nutritious delicious

5 June 2016

Pumpkin, mushroom and tofu curry, it certainly doesn’t sound like a meal an average 12 year old would enjoy does it? Well, it was an absolute hit with the five young people who attended Nutritious Delicious during the January school holidays. For five days, young people aged 11 – 14 cooked up a storm of lunches and afternoon teas. Along with the curry, favourites were shepherd’s pie, chicken and vermicelli noodle salad and, of course, brownies.

Nutritious Delicious has two main aims: introducing younger people to the youth centre to help them feel comfortable in the space, and learning to cook healthy and yummy meals. The young people loved learning together, meeting new people and of course, eating everything they cooked. At the end of the program, one young person said, “It was lovely; I enjoyed it and would like to do it again”.

Stay tuned for more cooking programs at the corner@bcs.

The corner@bcs, on the corner of Swanson Court and Chandler Street, Belconnen, is staffed by experienced youth workers. It’s a safe space for young people aged 12 to 25 years to hang out. A range of afternoon activities are offered including: pool table, table tennis, board games, books, X-Box, Wii, and craft. The Youth School Holiday Program is offered in addition to these daily activities. Call 62640200.

Photo of youth worker in the kitchen

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