Category: Food and Eating

Storm raises potential health issues: what you need to know

Last week’s storm and the power outages that followed have caused an increased risk of illness in the East Gippsland community. The lack of refrigeration could cause some foods to spoil. The potential for outbreaks of food poisoning or conditions such as gastroenteritis is real. It’s also been a

Kitchen garden adds flavour to meals at BRHS

A bumper crop of herbs in a newly-established kitchen garden at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is delivering real benefits for patient meals and some fresh produce for BRHS staff to use. BRHS Acting Executive Chef Laura Akkerman said the garden was established behind the scenes in spring last year

Healthier BRHS kiosk is no traffic light drag

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s volunteer-run kiosk has just given the green light to healthier food choices. From the beginning of this month (October), a traffic light system will show consumers the healthiest options at the kiosk. The change comes as part of the Victorian government’s Healthy choices: policy directive