As lives get busier and if there is pressure on the food budget, families may struggle to eat healthy home-cooked meals. New ideas to feed the family are often welcome especially if the recipes are tasty and loved by the whole whanau.
JUST COOK Tika Tunu is a ~4-week programme developed by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation that focuses on making healthy, affordable food choices, improving skills, motivation and confidence in family cooking.
The first Tika Tunu programme was held in 2016 in a Women’s Prison. Since then Tika Tunu has travelled across different regions in the North Island including Warkworth, Auckland, Rotorua and Te Urewera. The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation has supported Mahitahi Hauora to extend its work to deliver hands-on cooking programmes to vulnerable groups in Northland.
This fun practical, fun, interactive programme shows families that home-cooked meals can be cheap, quick and enjoyed by the whole family.
Each session is 3 hours long. We begin with 1 hour of education and activities, followed by 2 hours of cooking, clean up and sharing of a meal.
In Red Light settings, all Tika Tunu programmes are on pause. If you would like to bring Tika Tunu to your community in the future, do get in touch with us.
Last modified: March 28, 2022