Let’s Eat School Holiday Program

Let's Eat School Holiday Program

Mon 3 Jul 2023

Alstonville Centre
03/7/23 to 06/7/2310am - 1pm-none-

Build your confidence in the kitchen with our intensive occupational therapy cooking program. 

Let's Eat is an intensive occupational therapy cooking program. Held over four consecutive days in the July school holidays, the face to face group program is designed to teach children and teens ages 12-18 years how to safely and independently make simple and tasty meals.

Our occupational therapist will demonstrate how participants can cook using their current abilities, introduce new skills on task modification and introduce potentially helpful assistive technologies in the kitchen. 

Cooking doesn’t just involve putting all the ingredients together. It also involves planning grocery list, budgeting and purchasing ingredients. 


What does this program involve?

Each day is themed and sessions will be 3hrs long.

  • Day 1: Breakfast
  • Day 2: Lunch
  • Day 3: Dinner
  • Day 4: Challenge Day – “Mystery Box”. With some pre-planning, your child will cook a dish from one of the meals they learnt over the 3 days! 


What are the program outcomes:

  • Learn cooking skills and strategies to be more confident in the kitchen
  • Learn the basics of food preparation (opening jars, how to open cans, cutting, cracking eggs, opening packets)
  • Learn about a variety of assistive or adaptive equipment which can help with cooking
  • Learn about task analysis and how to modify task to support independence and success with cooking
  • Strengthening social participation and skills


Who is this program for?

  • Children and teens ages 12-18 years
  • Participants who have:
    • Interest in cooking and being in the kitchen
    • The ability to use two hands together or have the necessary support available to provide assistance with using two hand together (e.g. working towards using a knife and fork with support)
    • The ability to listen and follow instructions (2 step instructions). This includes turn taking. 
    • The ability to mobilise around kitchen


SECURE A SPOT TODAY! Registrations close 1 June 2023. 

Call 1300 888 378, email ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au or complete the registration form at the top of this page. 

This program can be funded by your NDIS package, under the following categories:

I’m interested

  • We will respond as soon as possible, between Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm.


96 Main Street
Alstonville New South Wales 2477

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