Teaching young people in South Auckland how to cook healthy, tasty and affordable meals is the objective of the new "Cook for Life" programme. The sponsorship is in association with Kidz First Centre for Youth Health.
A new Youth and Community Development Centre, which is a joint initiative between Youthline and Kidz First Centre for Youth Health, has been established in the Old Papatoetoe Fire Station in South Auckland.
The youth focussed service aims to develop sustainable solutions to the complex issues that impact the lives of young people, their families/whanau and communities.
Nestlé’s funding of equipment for the Centre's Café gives young people the opportunity to enjoy eating healthy meals. The “Cook for Life” program, which is presented in the new facility, allows young people to gain important information at cooking and nutrition classes. Attendees will have hands on experience on how to prepare tasty, healthy and affordable meals during the classes and will take their learnings into the community.