Need for Feed
Need for Feed is an exciting cooking program
for secondary school students in grades 7 to 10 in public and
private schools across Queensland. The program is designed to
improve student's confidence and skills in preparing healthy food,
and in the long term, contribute to curbing the rise of type 2
diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Visit our What's On section to see
upcoming Need for
Need for Feed offers students a total of 20 hours of
fun filled cooking action and health eating activities in the
kitchen. Classes consist of 15 to 20 students and are run by a
qualified facilitator, outside of school hours and on school
The program provides students with the opportunity to cook and
try a range of foods, from pizza and pasta to healthy cakes and
fruit bakes. Students receive a work book that includes program
recipes and also a chef's apron, to help them become young master
chefs in the making.
Programs are running continuously across the state and schools
can commence at any time. Diabetes QLD provides each school with
funding to ensure the program is a success and students are charged
a contribution fee of only $20 in total to attend the program.
Some memorable quotes from students
"My favourite part of the program
was making a variety of healthy meals that everyone can enjoy. I
also loved the taste of them!''
"I thoroughly enjoyed the program, and
would definitely recommend everyone to try it out... You get to
spend the week with friends both learning and having a great
For more information on the program, or to register your school,
Visit our What's On section to see upcoming
Need for Feed programs.