For me, Ministry of Food is the most important project I’ve ever done.
The programme aims to support young people and their families to developed healthier eating habits. The recipes that are taught can be easily replicated at home with ingredients that are readily available and affordable. The classes use Jamie Oliver recipes and resources, specifically developed with nutrition and balance in mind, and aim to build an individual’s confidence to cook good, nutritious meals for themselves and their families.
The Jamie Oliver programme has been shown to have significant positive effects on dietary behaviour, food choice and cooking.
The project will see tailor made cookery courses delivered at 4 Youth Zones across the North West teaching teenagers 10 Jamie Oliver recipes that will give them the skills they need to be able to produce healthy food from scratch.
Not only will they and their families benefit from a better diet they will gain confidence and vocational skills that will help them find work. They’ll learn a bit about the food they’re eating, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies. Young people will gain confidence and skills in the kitchen that can help them find work.