Stir it up! volunteer peer educators receive training with a focus on healthy eating, practical food ideas, presentation skills, kitchen safety and food hygiene. On completion, volunteer peer educators receive a nationally recognised qualification and are supported to deliver healthy eating activities in their community.
Healthy eating activities may include presentations at community gardens, talks, displays, cooking demonstrations, supermarket tours or facilitating cooking classes.
Since Stir it up! began in August 2010, over 590 healthy eating activities have been conducted in the local community and have reached approximately 11900 community members.
Currently, the Cook and Eat for Health course run by Kiama Community College provides training for people interested in becoming Stir it up! peer educators. More information, visit: Cook and Eat for Health Course
Since 2016, some Stir it up! volunteers have been registered with local organisations and supported to run healthy eating activities within that organisation. If your organisation is interested in becoming a Stir it up! Companion Organisation, visit: Stir it up! Information Booklet for Companion Organisations
For further information please contact Robyn on 4221 6777
To request an activity, please contact Helen on 4283 8111
Stir it up! is coordinated in partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).
Sit it up! Information and Resources:
Stir it up! Information Booklet
Stir it up! Information for Volunteer Peer Educators
Stir it up! Achievements 2018/19