FareShare meals provide hope and reassurance to school families Since 2020, FareShare has provided St Ann’s School in Redbank Plains with hundreds of nutritious meals to share during times of illness, crisis or financial strain. The school has a strong multicultural community and School Chaplain, Charles Mushosi, ensures the meals
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Master recipes for our meals have been developed by FareShare’s Head Chef in collaboration with the University of Queensland’s Dietetics Department to maximise nutrition and deliver an appealing, familiar taste profile.
Meat, fruit and vegetables are often consumed less regularly due to lack of availability and cost, particularly within remote and very remote communities. Adequate intake of protein and vegetables minimises an individual’s overall risk of malnutrition, preventing worsening chronic disease outcomes over time.
As a result, Meals for the Mob focuses on maximising the intake of protein and vegetables within food insecure communities, whilst maintaining low levels of saturated fat, sodium, and sugar, and factoring in other considerations such as prevalent chronic diseases and the generally high iron deficiency levels within First Nations communities.