On Saturday 30th March 80 HEIA members, non-members, award recipients and their guests gathered at the Goodwood Community Centre to celebrate World Home Economics Day. This year’s theme of ‘Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development’ was showcased numerous times including HEIA(SA) president Sarah welcoming remarks, guest speakers d’Arcy Lunn and Serafina from Teaspoons of Change and Teaspoons of Change SA, water footprint canapes from Post Dining. All attendees also received a HEIA(SA) reusable travel cup and had the opportunity to purchase environmentally friendly products in our mini market over lunch.
On the day we celebrated several award winners. HEIA (SA) Award of Excellence was presented to a very deserving winner in Narelle Bennett who has given so much to the Home Economics profession in SA. The Resek Scholarship was awarded to University of South Australia student Waverley Palmer. We met four new King and Amy O’Malley scholarship recipients Naomi Crosby, Gemma Lyons, Chelsea Mauch, Georgia Middleton, all nutrition and dietetics students at Flinders University, and one ongoing O’Malley scholar Brittany Johnson.
Samantha Zimmermann was also honoured for her contribution to HEIA(SA) over the past 15 years, after stepping down from the executive committee at the end of 2018 to spend more time with her family. We wish the recipients all the best for 2019.
Our wonderful guest presentations
d’Arcy introduced us to the global goals for sustainable development and the good life goals (a great way for individuals to conceptualize the global goals). d’Arcy’s passion and fascinating background and global success energized the room to think of small teaspoons of change we can all incorporate into our schools or practice and everyday life. To view d’Arcy’s presentation log on to the members section of the HEIA (SA) website. To find out more about teaspoons of change visit their website at https://teaspoonsofchange.org/.
Serafina then introduced us to her work on a more local level with the great activities she has initiated in Adelaide to support community. The ‘Hug for Hutt Street’ is just one of the examples and https://www.facebook.com/TeaspoonsSA/. To find out how you can get involved and support Serafina’s work as well as each other contact her at email@example.com
Post Diningengaged us in an educational lunch experience with their water footprint canapes where we had 8 tickets, each worth 50 litres of water to trade for canapes ranging from tiny beef meatballs to tomato bruschetta. This display was very engaging to raise awareness of the environment impact of our food choices. We also enjoyed a range of delicious salads. Post Dining also showcased a range of native flavours in their morning tea of melting moments, brownie and lamingtons, complimented by bush emu tea. Post Dining offer a range of food experiences as well as educational session for school children. Visit their website at www.post-dining.com/ for more information and contact Hannah and Steph to discuss further firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheryl Turner from Food Tours Australia was also a part of Post Dining crew on the day. Cheryl organises a range of great tours for school groups including through the Adelaide Central Markets. For more information visit www.ausfoodtours.com.
Lastly, along with networking opportunities during the lunch break we had a mini market ofSt Georges Books, Honey Tree Wraps, Package Me Freeand Thermomix. As well as offering a range of products for purchase, many of the businesses are also able to visit schools. Please contact individual businesses directly for more information on what they have to offer.