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Whittlesea announces Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen arrival

Thu 07th Mar 2013 01:07 | Back

Lalor is set to be the next stop for Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen, as it continues its 2.5 year route visiting 11 Healthy Together communities around Victoria.  Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen will roll into May Road, Lalor on Monday 8 April and deliver a 5-week cooking course to residents of the City of Whittlesea.

As part of Council’s Healthy Together Whittlesea Initiative, residents will have the opportunity to access and participate in an innovative, community based cooking program built on Jamie’s beliefs about cooking and the associated impact on healthy living.

Whittlesea Mayor, Cr Rex Griffin encouraged people to get involved in the program and learn how to cook healthy food.

“This is a fantastic opportunity, plus it’s sure to be a great way to meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun too.”

The Mobile program offers a five-week cooking course, comprising of one 90-minute cooking class per week with up to 12 participants in each class.  The Mobile Kitchen will be open 7-days a week, with the hands on classes led by a team of dedicated Jamie’s Ministry of Food Trainers.

Classes cost just $10 per session and $5 per session concession. Bookings open to Whittlesea residents on Tuesday 12 March and can be made at www.jamiesministryoffood.com.

The Good Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation who has partnered with Jamie Oliver and The Good Guys to deliver Jamie’s Ministry of Food throughout Australia.

The Victorian Government has committed funding of $2.87 million to The Good Foundation to support the delivery of the Program in Victoria.  Jamie’s Ministry of Food is part of Healthy Together Victoria, a jointly funded initiative of the State Government of Victoria and the Australian Government.

Healthy Together Whittlesea is being delivered locally by the City of Whittlesea who have partnered with Plenty Valley Community Health to encourage and support healthier lifestyles within our community.

The City of Whittlesea is able to provide various assistance for participants including; child care, transportation and access support (ie. Companion card) and interpreter services.  Please discuss these services with Council’s Healthy Together Whittlesea team on Ph: 9217 2531 or email: healthytogether@whittlesea.vic.gov.au




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