Thu 07th Mar 2013 01:07 | Back
The Good Foundation, together with Hinchinbrook Shire Council, today announced that Hinchinbrook will be the next stop for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen travelling throughout Queensland.
The Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen, supported by the Queensland Government, will begin teaching classes on Monday, 15 April and will be stationed at the TYTO Cultural Precinct, Macrossan Street, Ingham.
Dedicated food trainers will deliver two 5-week
cooking courses to 240 participants over 10 weeks.
Each class will run
for 90-minutes. Participants will learn Jamie’s hints and shortcuts to cooking
simple, nutritious and tasty meals using fresh ingredients, as well as planning
meals, budgeting and shopping wisely.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Mayor Rodger Bow welcomes Jamie’s Ministry of Food to the region and is delighted to work with The Good Foundation to deliver the program as part of the National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.
Mayor Rodger Bow said, ’We are excited to be hosting Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen in Hinchinbrook. The program is sure to get members of the community cooking healthy and enjoyable meals.’
Jamie’s Ministry of Food Program Director, Alicia Peardon says that the program is a practical solution to the problems of obesity and diet-related disease and is a successful response to the lack of basic food skills in today’s population.
’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.
‘We want to give as many people as possible the tools and information they need to be able to make better food choices. The Truck will move to a new location every 11 weeks ensuring that many Queenslanders across the state have access to the program.’
For enquiries and course bookings please contact Rebecca Love, Sport and Recreation Officer, on 07 4776 4639.