Jamie's Ministry of Food

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen rolls into Moreton Bay region

Wed 05th Sep 2012 10:05 | Back

The Good Foundation, together with Moreton Bay Regional Council, today announced that Moreton Bay will be the next stop for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen.

The Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen, supported by The Good Guys and the Queensland Government, will arrive in the Moreton Bay Region on Wednesday 3 October 3, stationed at Morayfield Park Leisure Centre, Morayfield Road, Morayfield. 

The purpose built kitchen classroom on wheels comes complete with a team of dedicated food trainers.  

The program offers a five-week basic cooking course comprising a 90-minute class a week, where participants will learn Jamie’s hints and shortcuts to cooking simple, nutritious and tasty meals using fresh ingredients. 

Queensland Health’s acting Chief Health Officer Dr Susan O’Dwyer said healthy eating was one of the keys to a long and enjoyable life. 

”The fact is, unhealthy eating contributes to 16 per cent of all illness and early death in Queensland,”Dr O’Dwyer said. 

Over the 11 weeks, up to 240 local residents will complete the course, which covers healthy meal planning, budgeting and shopping tips as well as key nutritional information. 

Moreton Bay Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Greg Chippendale welcomed Jamie’s Ministry of Food to the region and the opportunity to work with the Good Foundation to deliver the program.

"The Moreton Bay Region is all about lifestyle and the skills and ideas that students of Jamie’s Ministry of Food learn, will add to the health and wellbeing of our community.  Cr Chippendale said.

“Even for those who don’t attend, the presence of Jamie’s Ministry of Food in our community will be a great reminder about how important it is, and how simple it can be, to prepare a healthy family meal.” 

The delivery of Jamie’s Ministry of Food will allow residents from across the region the opportunity to participate in an innovative community based cooking program built on Jamie Oliver’s beliefs about basic cooking skills and the associated impact on healthy living. 

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Program Director, Alicia Peardon said  the program was a practical solution to the problems of obesity and diet-related disease and is a successful response to the lack of basic food skills. 

“Jamie’s Ministry of Food is about getting people cooking again, teaching them the basics; how to cook, how to shop and how to enjoy food in a way that benefits not only individuals, but also their families,” she said. 

We want to give as many people as possible the tools and information they need to be able to make better food choices.  The Mobile Kitchen will move to a new location every 11 weeks ensuring that many Queenslanders across the state have access to the program.” 

The Queensland Government was the first state to partner with Jamie Oliver’s highly successful Ministry of Food program, committing up to $2.5 million over four years to support its delivery through The Good Foundation.

For enquiries and course bookings please phone Council on (07) 3205 0555.

For additional information about Jamie’s Ministry of Food please contact:

Reece Mitchell on reece@stylecounsel.com.au  or 0457 095 755.
Elise Bennetts on elisebennetts@thegoodfoundation.com.au or 0429 008 209.




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