Three Premiere League clubs have teamed up with Jamie’s Ministry of Food to start cookery lessons at their stadiums this September.
Manchester City, Arsenal and Sunderland have all joined a scheme funded by the Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery to teach kids and their parents to cook delicious, nutritious home food.
The Ministry of Food has been working with the teams all summer to coach staff in cooking and teaching in the kitchen. Each club is taking a different approach, but all will include hands on lessons to give children the skills they will need to feed themselves well in later life.
In Manchester, City In The Community staff will be taking their newfound cooking knowledge to primary school children and their parents as part of their Strike A Balance programme.
Arsenal In The Community will be taking cooking classes to local secondary schools and community groups as part of their ‘Healthy Styles’ programme.
In Sunderland, five members of the Foundation of Light community programme will begin Ministry of Food cooking classes for parents as part of their family learning initiatives in primary schools.
Jamie Oliver said: “I really believe that the combination of knowing how to cook and being more active is the route to a long and healthy life. I am excited that we are making this connection through our work with football clubs and hope it is the start of something that keeps growing.”