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Ministry Of Food

ABOUT

Jamie’s Ministry of Food aims to educate, empower and inspire people to love and enjoy good food, learning how to cook, understanding where it comes from and recognising the power it can have on health, happiness and finances.

The Good Foundation has partnered with Jamie Oliver to build, equip and run community based Jamie’s Ministry of Food centres, both permanent and mobile, around Australia.  They will deliver community education programs about cooking and nutrition to youth and adults.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food campaign is a practical solution to the problems of obesity and diet-related disease and a successful response to the lack of basic food skills in the population. By teaching people to start cooking for themselves once again and equipping them with some simple skills and knowledge, the campaign inspires and empowers change in the way they and their families eat, and how they think about food.



WHY WE ARE DOING THIS

We’re getting too fat

Health experts warn Australia is one of the most obese countries in the world per capita. Around 7 million Australians are overweight or obese*. And it’s affecting our kids, too.

*Source: National Preventative Taskforce 2010; Taking Preventative Action.

Our health is suffering

We’re eating the wrong things and too much of them, so we’re not getting a balanced diet. Relying on takeaways, snacks and readymade meals doesn’t give you the right kind of nutrition for good health. We’re also more likely to develop obesity-related illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This is the first generation in which children are predicted to die younger than their parents.

We’re forgetting how to cook

If we don’t even know the basics about food and cooking, we’re not likely to give it a try. Within a couple more generations we are at risk of completely losing our cooking skills.

Lack of facilities

There are very few facilities available to the public to learn the basics in cooking and nutrition.



FOOD CENTRES

A Ministry of Food Centre is a place where everyone aged 12 and over, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background, can learn basic cookery skills in a friendly, supportive and fun environment. Participants learn through practical hands-on cooking classes that demonstrate how easy and cheap it can be to make simple and nutritious meals from scratch.

Centres now operating:

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Ipswich

d’Arcy Doyle Place
116 Brisbane Street
Ipswich QLD 4305
Ph: (07) 3281 0340
Email: mofipswich@thegoodfoundation.com.au
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Ipswich conducts hands-on basic cooking courses, 90 minutes a week, teaching a different dish each week. A Round 2 course is also available for graduates of the initial course, please contact the Ipswich team for details.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Geelong

106 Moorabool Street
Geelong VIC 3220
Ph: (03) 5222 8413
Email: mofgeelong@thegoodfoundation.com.au
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Geelong conducts a hands-on basic cooking course, 90 minutes a week, teaching a different dish each week.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Pop-Up Noarlunga

Colonnades Shopping Centre
Ramsay Place off Beach Road
Noarlunga SA 5168
Ph: (08) 8326 0123
Email: jmofnoarlunga@thegoodfoundation.com.au
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Pop-Up Noarlunga conducts a hands-on basic cooking course, 90 minutes a week, teaching a different dish each week.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Wetherill Park

Stockland Wetherill Park
Kinchin Lane, 561-583 Polding Street
Wetherill Park NSW 2164
Ph: (02) 9756 1001
Email: jmofwp@thegoodfoundation.com.au
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Wetherill Park conducts hands-on basic cooking course, 90 minutes a week, teaching a different dish each week.



MOBILE KITCHENS

A Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is a purpose built kitchen classroom on wheels, that can travel around to metropolitan and regional communities bringing practical cooking skills to the community.

The Mobile Kitchen offers a basic cooking course comprising one 90-minute class a week. Participants can learn Jamie’s hints and shortcuts to cooking simple, nutritious and tasty meals using fresh ingredients.

Mobile Kitchen coming soon:

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen – Western Australia

Jamie’s Ministry of Food is proud to partner with Edith Cowan University to bring the Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen to Western Australia.

ECU – Joondalup Campus – First Release Bookings Sold Out!
(Further bookings released as per below)

Courses run between Tuesday 29th March 2016 – Monday 16th May 2016
Edith Cowan University – Joondalup Campus
Car park 14, between building 21 & 22
Access from Deakin Rd via Lakeside Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Please click here for a map of the Joondalup campus

ECU – Joondalup Campus – Second Release Bookings Open Tuesday 29th March at 12 noon AWST

Courses run between Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Monday 4th July 2016
Edith Cowan University – Joondalup Campus
Car park 14, between building 21 & 22
Access from Deakin Rd via Lakeside Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Please click here for a map of the Joondalup campus

Places do fill quickly, so please sign up to the eNews to receive notifications about future course releases.

Mobile Kitchen now operating:

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen – Queensland

Logan – First Release Bookings Now Open!

Courses run between Monday 11th January 2016 – Saturday 13th February 2016
Beenleigh Town Square
James Street
Beenleigh, QLD 4207
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

Logan – Second Release Bookings Now Open!

Courses run between Monday 15th February 2016 – Saturday 19th March 2016
Beenleigh Town Square
James Street
Beenleigh, QLD 4207
Book here: http://thegoodfoundation.secure.force.com/bookings

 

For information on future visits from Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen please email info@thegoodfoundation.com.au or call 03 9282 9100

 



FIND OUT MORE

For more information visit the official Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia website at jamiesministryoffood.com