Australia’s newest residents are finding their feet in Adelaide through a series of healthy living workshops designed to tackle the food security concerns facing migrant and refugee communities.
More than 200 asylum seekers have attended group cooking, gardening and supermarket shopping workshops since the Australian Red Cross launched the program A New Place to Taste, in 2012.
Australian Red Cross community development officer Lisa Clark said many of the participants coming through the program were young men from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, and had been in Australia for less than three months.
“You can imagine coming to a strange country and not knowing how to shop in a supermarket, or what healthy eating is in Australia and finding it difficult to access healthy and nutritious and affordable food,” said Clark.
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