Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Refugee Families (PHLinRF) is delivered by PHOR with the support of Cancer Institute NSW. This education program is based on the Fairfield Refugee Nutrition Project and has a strong focus on community education.
The PHLinRF Program
PHLinRF is an eight week nutrition education program for people of refugee background who have children under twelve years of age. By completing the program, participants will have a better understanding of modifiable risk factors in relation to cancer prevention, with minimising alcohol consumption as a secondary focus.
A community dietitian and bilingual community educator runs the program using a strengths-based model combined with practical learning methods. Bilingual community educators are essential for cross-cultural knowledge transfer and community engagement.
This is a free program with child minding services to provide easy access to the refugee populations it is striving to reach. It aims to provide refugees with factual information regarding food and nutrition in Australia, thereby empowering them in their day-to-day lives.