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This is Joanne

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This is Joanne
Published 1 July 2020
Move over celebrity chefs, two new local cooks are influencing Playford residents to prepare healthy feasts at home.

Move over celebrity chefs, two new local cooks are influencing Playford residents to prepare healthy feasts at home.

Community Foodie volunteer, Joanne Ladhams, and her two-year-old daughter, Cedar, have started their own online cooking show.

The show aims to demonstrate to families how easy it is to create healthy meals for the whole family without all the fuss.

“I want to be a good influence to my children and the community when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle.”
Joanne Ladhams

“I have always had a passion for food, whether it be cooking or eating,” Jo said.

Jo has been a positive role model in the community, presenting cooking demonstrations and educating young children to help them gain confidence in the kitchen.

“I think it’s an essential life skill for children,” she said. “It is healthy for them to have a good appreciation for food and safety in the kitchen.”

Jo said teaching children about different foods and encouraging them to try new things can be challenging, but getting them in the kitchen can change this.

“I find it much easier to get Cedar to try new foods that she has helped prepare,” she said.

Jo’s Kitchen airs monthly on the Healthy Food Co Facebook page and features a range of Easy Meals that can be purchased in-store.