In 2010, The Good Guys and The Good Foundation partnered with Jamie Oliver to establish Jamie's Ministry of Food program in Australia. Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia is an award-winning cooking program that has won VicHealth's Award for Best Healthy Eating Program. It has been independently evaluated twice by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne, proving that Jamie's Ministry of Food participants eat more vegetables, cook more from scratch and eat less takeaways after completing the course.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia is a grassroots response to the lack of basic food skills among adults. By teaching people to cook for themselves and equipping them with some simple skills and food knowledge, communities are empowered to live healthier, happier lives. From shopping tips, including reading nutrition labels and budgeting, to storing food and working safely in the kitchen to time-saving techniques and knife skills, Jamie's Ministry of Food teaches people everything they need to know to make healthy, delicious meals.