Cooking Therapy for Valuable Skills Development

Whether it’s learning the difference between healthy and ‘sometimes’ foods, or discovering the importance of where food comes from, cooking/healthy lifestyle training offers support tailored to each individual.

Cooking and nutrition education programs include shopping for food and understanding food labels, particularly how many nasties such as sugar and salt can be found in different products. It also means:

  • Identifying healthy food you can eat every day
  • Detecting ‘sometimes’ food and drinks, which should only be consumed occasionally
  • Discovering healthy alternatives to suit individuals tastes and needs

    Cooking is a form of therapy for people of all abilities. Learning the valuable life skill of cooking offers the following benefits:


  • Stress relief.
  • Improved social skills.
  • Balance and coordination.
  • Sensory awareness.
  • Improved physical health.
  • Enhanced ability to plan and organize.
  • Time management skills.
  • Relief from boredom.

    Sunshine Butterflies Farmyard cooking program "Our Kitchen Rules" welcomes you to learn to cook easy, healthy, nutritional meals and enjoy delicious food while socialising with friends. We cover all aspects of food preparation, including menu planning, learning how to follow recipes, safe food handling, correct measurement reading, cooking times and table setting.


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