Nutritious Results for BGF’s Eat Well Program
Eat Well, Live Well with HIV is a peer-facilitated ten-week practical program designed to teach cooking skills and build strategies to adopt a healthier and more nutritious diet.
Started in 2015 in collaboration with the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC), workshops address a range of issues impacting on leading healthy lives for people living with HIV.
For instance, did you know that:
… HIV can cause depletion of naturally occurring vitamins from foods eaten?
… Food insecurity is linked to poor medication adherence?
Eat Well, Live Well with HIV helps people rise to the challenges of food insecurity, such as low income, physical mobility, access to transport, knowledge and skills, cooking facilities, homelessness, and mental health.
The program’s success is evident in the feedback participants shared following the courses, including improvement in:
- quality of life, sleeping, exercising
energy and social networks
being more in control of their HIV
confidence in coping with HIV
personal strategies for eating better