Jamie’s Ministry of Food has been the subject of two extensive independent evaluations by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne across Queensland and Victoria. Both evaluations found that the program not only increased participants’ cooking confidence, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs towards cooking and healthy eating, but also shifted behaviour change towards healthier cooking and eating in the home.
Our participants were found to increase their vegetable consumption by over half a serving per day. Moreover, this was sustained over the long term. The evaluations also found our participants decreased their spending on takeaway foods, which enabled them to purchase more fresh fruit and vegetables with no change to the weekly food costs. The result: participants who complete the cooking program of Jamie’s Ministry of Food go on to consume healthier food at no extra cost to the household budget.
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