Mr Gwokomo's Food Secrets: Book Launch & Author Talk


Inspire your children to eat real food and make healthy food choices

Join us as we launch local author Tom Slowinski's children's book, 'Mr Gwokomo's Food Secrets'.

We'll hear from Tom about his personal story of experiencing Stage 3 Bowel Cancer at the age of 28, and how it greatly influenced his approach to health and the food that he and his young family now enjoys. Find out how they grow their own food, source local organic foods, develop food communities, and along the have discovered a healthy and sustainable lifestyle on a small block in the suburbs of Adelaide.

We will also have demonstrations of food activities you can do with the kids at home.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the evening – cash sales only. Copies can alternatively be purchased online via

About the Book

Mr Gwokomo's Food Secrets is about the story of Mr Gwokomo, a 100 year old man, and his ‘food secrets’ for living a long and healthy life. He teaches about the ‘powers’ of eating real, natural, ‘wholefoods’, where these foods come from, how to ‘pick’ them and the reasons for ‘eating the whole rainbow.’

Mr Gwokomo’s one goal is to inspire and encourage children (and parents alike) to simply eat food that is real, natural and unprocessed.

The book was written and printed in South Australia.

About the Author

Tom Slowinski (33 years old) lives in Adelaide with his wife and 2 young daughters. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancer when he was 28 for which he underwent surgery to remove 30cm of his bowel and 6 months of chemotherapy. His sickness led him to transform his diet towards a 'wholefoods' diet, full of 'real', unprocessed and natural foods. Following the birth of his daughter he was inspired to write a book to help her understand the concept of 'real' food, and encourage her to make healthy food choices.

Social Media

Mr Gwokomo is on social media - Check them out at and


The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.

March 21, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166

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