“Parents have come and said ‘my son participates more actively in school and socially as a result of taking part in the program… he’s come out of his shell’… that’s part of the great stories you hear about.”
- Matthew Cooke, CEO, Centre for Rural and Regional Indigenous Health
From a one-off pilot program at Biloela State School, Tucka Time has grown into a multi-year program run in six schools throughout Queensland, as well as community groups in Gladstone and beyond. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, Tucka Time is a partnership between the Centre for Rural and Regional Indigenous Health and Check Up, teaching cooking skills and healthy eating, and including physical activity as well as social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and communities.
This video was commissioned to help address the increasing national interest in the program’s success, presented by the CRRIH at conferences and events.