Native bush Tucker for a Sustainable Future…?
Hi and welcome back…
Thought we would fill you in on the fun “Bunya Nut Race” that a few of us were lucky enough to be a part of few weeks ago. The day was co-ordinated by some of our colleagues along with their two QUT Nutrition & Dietetic students who are working on the “Which Way the Bush Tucker Way” project based in Logan(near Brisbane).
Why is bush tucker relevant to our website? Well, having been around for many thousands of years, native food plants are uniquely adapted to their environment so they don’t require large amounts of fertilizers, water and pesticides. Incorporating more of these foods into our diets is a great way to ensure we are consuming more locally and seasonally produced foods – which is the focus of week 2 of the Eco-friendly Food (Group) Challenge.
The aim of the Bunya Nut Race was to investigate the availability of bush foods growing naturally in the local community. We were split into teams and raced to different Bunya Nut Tree locations around Brisbane, whilst keeping an eye out for other native foods along the way. After visiting and taking a picture (proof) at each location, we raced our way to the finish line at Sherwood Forest Park where we were treated to a bush tucker themed lunch including:
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable day out of the office where we learnt and ate a lot… thanks girls!
Do you have any recipe or fun ideas that incorporate native bush foods? Anyone from outside of the Brisbanearea, we’d love to hear what native bush tucker grows naturally in your area… let us know and/or email us some pics at nutrition_promotion_unit@@health.qld. gov.au
Also remember, it’s only four weeks till the Eco-Friendly Food (Group) Challenge starts - don’t forget to jump online and Register.
Food for health, the environment and our future
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