Eat Healthy, LIVE Healthy

Servicing the Bowen region and surrounding areas through nutrition support and to provide culturally appropriate,
targeted and compresensive health and lifestyle promotion and education, health screening, and to help prevent and manage health conditions of clients with, or at risk of, chronic disease.

Contact Kat Ive by phone: 4786 1000  or Email:

Addressing Overweight and Obesity

Being in a healthy weight range provides a quality of life, good physical abilities and good mental health. Girudala educates people on the good and bad things they eat, portion control,
the role physical activity plays in a healthy life and balancing your food intake.

Chronic Disease Management

Without treatment or a good prevention program, Chronic disease can greatly decrease quality of life and lead to premature death or extreme illness. Girudala promotes good eating habits and helps to introduce physical activity to prevent or manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and obesity.

Nutrition Education

Good nutrition is essential for the normal growth and physical development of infants and children as well as good health of adults. Girudala works with individuals to give them the skills to understand what is actually in food and encourage long term lifestyle change and promote healthy choices in the food they eat. If you are experiencing difficulty with nutrition issues please don't hesitate to contact Kat Ive.

Nutrition Brochure: ttp://


The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs (ATODS) Prevention Program's vision is to see all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have the same health prospects for quality and life expectancy as fellow Australians. Where our Indigenous communities become free from the devastating consequences of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug abuse. Our programs aims to promote awareness and healthier lifestyle choices.

About The Service

  • Informs people about the health impacts of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse.
  • Delivers activities aimed at reducing/eliminating alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
  • Encourages and supports poeple to avoid uptake.
  • Supports people to live a healthier lifestyle and participate in physical activiites and nutirtion programs.
  • Provides social support to people who have made the decision to quit or thinking about quitting substance abus.
  • Referral to doctors and other health care professionals.
  • Provide support in educational workshops/activities within Bowen, Proserpine and Collinsville communities.

Sista's Living Strong Program

Sista's Living Strong is an ATODS prevention program. The purpose of this program is to connect particpants back to community by building and maintaining strong relationships with the community and their families. The program promotes ATODS awareness as well as empowers and educates participants to make positive changes in their lives. The program is on every Tuesday afternoon from 4-5pm.

Contact Tara On: 4786 1000 or

Girudala ATODS Information & Awareness Booklet:

Girudala ATODS Brochure:

Sport and Recreation

The sport and recreation program aim is to have a positive impact within the communities of the Whitsunday region and encouraging all ages, gender and cultures to get out and be physically active.

Their objectives in this position is to encourage people of all ages into sport and recreation programs and activities to have a active and healthy lifestlye. I will assist those in sports they already play or want to play
and get everyone I can get in a sport program that will fit them.

Prior's Boxing Gym-Tuesdays and Thursdays

Beginner's Class: Run by qualified boxing coachers and professional boxer, Gareth Prior
$10 per class - must bring own water bottles and towel. Also encourage participants to bring their own boxing gear e.g. gloves and hand wraps.
If not may have to share gloves that will be supplied.
3.30pm to 4.30pm
10yrs to 17yrs
16 participants per class

Advance Class: Run by qualified coaches and professional boxer, Gareth Prior
$10 per class. Adults will have the chance to train alongside some of Bowen Amateur fighter and professional fighters. Also encourage adults to being there on gear such as boxing gloves, hand wraps etc.
5pm to 6.30pm
10 participants (not including fighters)

Boxing 4 Fitness

Boxing 4 Fitness is a program run by Girudala's own professional boxer Gareth Prior. It is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels and is held at the Bowen PCYC every Wednesday.
8-15yrs: 4pm - 5pm, $5 per session
16+: 5pm - 6pm, $7 per session

Contact Gareth on: 4786 1000 or Email: