Mission

It all starts with good, healthy food. We aim to transform Australia’s food habits by bringing Jamie Oliver’s famous cooking courses to individuals and communities. We believe in community and collaboration, with the view that all Australians can eat well – and in so doing can maximise their health and wellbeing.

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QuoteIf I had one wish, I’d wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food. To inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. Quote
– Jamie Oliver

Jamie's Ministry of Food

BENEFITS

Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia's benefits go far beyond cooking.

Our participants finish our classes with a greater willingness to try new things and an overall healthier attitude towards food.

Participants also report social benefits including a sense of belonging, improved emotional connections with family and friends, and the creation of new social networks.

We are committed to reaching the most vulnerable in the community including individuals/families on low incomes, single parents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, young people, people with a disability and the unemployed.

Evaluations

Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia is a proven program which is making a difference to communities nationally. It has been the subject of two extensive independent evaluations by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne.

Both evaluations found that the program increased participants' cooking confidence, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards cooking and healthy eating. They also shifted behaviour change towards healthier cooking and eating in the home.

Participants were found to increase their vegetable consumption by over half a serve per day and decreased their spending on takeaway foods, increasing their spending on fresh fruit and vegetables with no overall increase to the weekly spend on food.

Jamie's Ministry of Food

Diet

is the single biggest risk factor for premature mortality and disability in Australia.

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6%

of Australians eat enough vegetables. Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia is proven to increase vegetable consumption by ½ a serve per day.

27%

of Australian kids are classed as overweight. Kids who learn to cook generally have better diets. These healthy habits formed in childhood carry through to adulthood.

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67%

of Australian adults are currently overweight or obese (that’s more than 12 million people). This figure has steadily increased from 56% in 1995.

Our Programs

JAMIE'S MINISTRY OF FOOD AUSTRALIA

Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia

This course is suited to anyone (12 and over) wanting to learn how to cook delicious, nutritious meals using Jamie Oliver recipes. You will learn key recipes covering every meal: from breakfast and sides, to lunch and dinner.

JAMIE OLIVER'S LEARN YOUR FRUIT AND VEG

Jamie oliver's learn your fruit and veg

Specially designed for children aged 3 to 12, this course gets kids excited about cooking by introducing basic cooking skills and techniques, and teaching them about ingredients and how different foods affect the body.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food

This course is suited to anyone (12 and over) wanting to learn how to cook delicious, nutritious meals using Jamie Oliver recipes. You will learn key recipes covering every meal:...

Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit and Veg

Specially designed for Children aged 3 to 12, this course gets kids excited about cooking by introducing basic cooking skills and techniques, and teaching them about ingredients and how different...

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Online

JAMIE’S MINISTRY OF FOOD ONLINE COOKING COURSES Our original Jamie's Ministry of Food course is now available online. So, it means that from anywhere you can learn how to cook...

Virtual Communities

VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES With our mobile kitchen currently out of action, we have been in discussions with different communities to bring our online program to them! Virtual Communities aims to bring...

Jamie’s Ministry of Food

JAMIE’S MINISTRY OF FOOD cOURSE A Ministry of Food centre is a place where participants learn basic cookery skills in a friendly, supportive and fun environment. Participants learn practical, hands-on...

Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit and Veg

JAMIE OLIVER’S LEARN YOUR FRUIT AND VEG Jamie Oliver's Learn Your Fruit and Veg (LYFV) Online Program aims to inspire all children to engage in food education in the comfort...

Our Courses

Upcoming courses

Ipswich

YARRABILBA

Online

Mackay

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News & Stories

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Our CEO Siobhan Boyle on ABC Radio Brisbane

Our CEO spoke with Kate O'Toole from ABC Radio Brisbane about healthy lifestyles and our...

Our new ambassador Georgia Knoll chats with The Daily Mercury

Our new ambassador, Georgia Knoll spoke with The Daily Mercury and helping promote Jamie's Ministry of Food...

Our CEO’s tips in Domain on getting organised in the kitchen

Get organised You may have the most luxurious kitchen in the world, but nothing can...

Jamie’s Ministry of Food comes to Mackay – 7News

We're in Mackay delivering our back to basics cooking program. Check it out on 7News...

The Good Foundation’s CEO Siobhan Boyle on The Morning Show

Our CEO Siobhan Boyle featured on The Morning Show last week, showing Aussies how the...

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The Good Foundation on The Today Show – National Donate Day

Our CEO Siobhan Boyle joins Tim on The Today Show this very early morning to...

Latest Jamie’s Ministry of Food Online Course – Real Community Services

Through the success of our online offerings, one of our latest online courses has been...

Your Guide to Keeping Kids Enriched During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Collective Member Highlights | Israel Smith & Siobhan Boyle

The Collective is only possible because of the many hours of pro bono support and...

Ministry of Food in Tablelands

Earlier this week our CEO Siobhan Boyle was interviewed ahead of one of next virtual...

Consortium launched amid coronavirus to make Aussies eat their fruit and vegetables

Full article found here / By Halina Baczkowski For many Australians, eating fruit and vegetables...

Bringing Flavour to Life with Online Lessons

Jamie's Ministry of Food have paused face-to-face classes from their mobile kitchens and Ipswich centre,...

Logan kids learn about vegetables with Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is whipping up interest in Logan where kids can enrol in online cooking...

Yarrabilba State Secondary College students learn to cook as Jamie’s Ministry of Food visits

Two classes of Year 7 and 8 students gained eggscellent kitchen skills today when Jamie's...

The Good Foundation CEO Siobhan Boyle on Today Extra – Batch Cooking and Digital Classes

Our CEO Siobhan featured on Today Extra this morning to talk about batch cooking and...

Budding chefs take part in Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit and Veg Online Program

Budding young chefs are whipping up a storm in the kitchen these school holidays while...

Secrets of a top chef: Everything you should have in your fridge, freezer…

A top chef has offered her secrets in everything you need in the kitchen that...

In The
Community

The Good Foundation has been delivering Jamie Oliver food courses to communities for over 10 years. In keeping with our mission, we believe that a healthier community is a happier community.

Our program enables positive behaviour change through teaching people how to cook and feed themselves good, nutritious food, as well as providing them with a chance to feel part of a community.

To find out how your community can get involved click Join Us.
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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with The Good Foundation in bringing Jamie Oliver’s mission to Australia. Whether you want to volunteer, donate products or funds, partner or even work with us, we would love to hear from you. Every little bit of generosity counts in creating healthier, happier food futures for you, your family and communities all around Australia.

Case Studies

I found this course to be very informative. I am 53 years old and still learnt quite a few new things. We need to have this course available to all ages especially children as cooking nutritious food is a must.

Virginia, Ravenshoe Parents/Carers Group

Amazing opportunity to meet other diabetics, learn about cooking with the condition and integrate foods into our lifestyle.

Diabetes NSW Participant

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