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Carolyn Cordon

wife, mother, poet and weight loss success

This is me in 2009

This is me in 2009
Happy, healthy, size ten jeans!

Monday, March 30, 2009

What is a Community Foodie?

I’m very excited, after the meeting I went to last week. The meeting was an initial information session for people who felt they might be interested in becoming ‘Community Foodies’. The program is run by the Health department of South Australian Government, and they have a website with information about it here.

At the session, we were told about the overall ‘Foodie’ project in South Australia, and were asked to indicate whether we were interested. There were about seven or so wannabe ‘Foodies’ and a few others had expressed their interest in being involved in the project in our district.

Community Foodie groups are quite strong in Adelaide, doing a range of things from planting and caring for community gardens to providing information on budgeting and preparing healthy food.

Trainee ‘Foodies’ receive 24 hours of training, over a six week period, and learn about nutrition, health, food safety, and well as group work, presentation skills and planning and evaluation skills.

At the initial meeting, we received information handouts, showing us the kind of things we will have to help us as ‘Foodies’ in our own communities. My head is buzzing with the range of activities I could put on and be involved in, and certainly I will have completely up to date information to put on this website.

I am very excited. The only downer is that it’s not able to start until early May. I want it to start now!

Keep your eye out for further information on this site.


  1. I was at a conference last week and heard a presentation about how every 40 years cultures swing from being an idealist cutlure to being a civic culture. We have just started swinging back to the civic culture and your article is evidence of that. If you just contrast (here in the US anyway) former president Bush - a right-wing idealist - to current President Obama's message of working in our communities, you can see how we are moving more to a civic-minded society. I don't know if this trend is true everywhere in the world, but based on your article it seems the trend may be true in Australia.

  2. Thanks for your thoughts Philip. I hope you're correct, and the swing is to being civic-minded. Perhaps it's just your new political party/leader?
    I live in a small country town, and there is a large but aging volunteer base, has been for a very long time. There are Community Foodie groups in suburban South Australia too, but I do feel that the small towns are more used to relying on themselves rather than expecting the government to come through with aid.
    Interesting thought, and we'll just have to wait and see how it all pans out.

    I just know that, on a personal level, it makes me feel good to help people.

  3. Hi Carolyn,

    I just wanted you to know that I posted a reply to your comment on You may want to check it out.

    Bill Ruesch

  4. Thank you Bill, when I have a moment I may be back to 'ten ways'. Life always gets in the way!


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