In conjunction with Diabetes New South Wales and in acknowledgement of National Diabetes Week 2016, Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia, has today released a video which investigates how Australian's dealing with diabetes can better manage the disease by eating more fresh food and learning to cook for themselves.
Diabetes is now one of the biggest challenges facing Australians and our health system. The ABS National Health Survey 2014-15 reported 1.2 million (5.1%) of Australians suffer from Diabetes and according to the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020, diabetes is costing Australia $14 billion per year. Food education is therefore crucial in order to manage Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
In recognition of NAIDOC week, today Jamie Oliver's Australian home cooking program, Jamie's Ministry of Food, has released a video which clearly illustrates the program's ethos and commitment to working collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to Close the Gap. The Good Foundation, which delivers Jamie's Ministry of Food in Australia, developed the program in consultation with the local Aboriginal community, elders and health council, adapting the program to local needs to ensure its success.
After a successful launch at Edith Cowan University's Joondalup Campus as part of a three year partnership, Jamie's Ministry of Food West Australian Mobile Kitchen is making a move with the next stop planned for Bunbury. The kitchen classroom on wheels will set up shop at ECU's South West Campus in July where it will continue teaching basic home cooking skills to West Australians.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is set to visit Cairns for the first time. Cairns will be the sixteenth Queensland stop for the kitchen classroom on wheels. Following huge success in previous locations, the Mobile Kitchen will be in Cairns from 21st July for ten weeks, located at Stockland Cairns.
Local 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.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is set to visit Mossman Gorge for the first time. Increasing the Queensland footprint, Mossman Gorge is the second Aboriginal community and the 15th Queensland stop for the kitchen classroom on wheels. Following huge success in previous locations including Cherbourg, The Mobile Kitchen will be in Mossman Gorge delivering hands-on basic cooking classes from June 2016.
Following the UK Government's announcement overnight on the introduction of a sugar levy on soft drinks by 2018 and Jamie Oliver's call to Australian governments to follow suit, The Good Foundation is calling on the Australian Federal Government to act now and do the same in Australia. The Good Foundation supports the introduction of a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, as a means of discouraging their consumption and raising revenue that can be reinvested in preventative health initiatives.
Offering the perfect solution for how to fill the school holidays, Jamie's Ministry of Food will for the first time run a school holidays program, running from 12 - 15 April and 19 - 22 April 2016 at the Wetherill Park kitchen located at Stockland Wetherill Park. Kids and adults love him for his humour and enthusiasm alike and Jamie's love of food and passion for educating kids about the benefits of fresh food, is apparent throughout his basic home cooking skills program.
Offering the perfect solution for how to fill the school holidays, Jamie's Ministry of Food will for the first time run a school holidays program, running from 19 - 22 April and 26 - 29 April 2016 at the pop up kitchen in Noarlunga.
As residents of Western Australia gear up to experience Chef and campaigner, Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food cooking program set to launch in March 2016, four passionate Western Australians have been announced as the program's latest team of dedicated food trainers.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is set to visit Townsville for the first time, increasing the Queensland footprint. Townsville will be the fourteenth Queensland stop for the kitchen classroom on wheels. Following huge success in previous locations, The Mobile Kitchen will be in Townsville from 31 March for ten weeks, located at Stockland Townsville in Aitkenvale.
Jamie Oliver's plan for his Australian Ministry of Food program has always been to reach as many Australians as possible. Now available to the residents of Australia's far west state, Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen basic cooking skills program is open for bookings and due to launch in March 2016.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen, an innovative, community based cooking program, is heading to Western Australia for the first time to teach Jamie's hints, tips and basic home cooking skill shortcuts. In a three year partnership with Edith Cowan University, the kitchen classroom on wheels will make its first stop at ECU's Joondalup Campus with classes starting from March 2016 and additional locations to be announced.
Following huge success during previous visits to the Logan area, Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is set to return to Logan City Council in the New Year. The Mobile Kitchen will be in Logan Central from January for ten weeks, located at Beenleigh Town Square, James Street, Beenleigh, Queensland 4207. Local 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.
As Jamie's Ministry of Food celebrates three years since opening the doors in Geelong, a new evaluation of Jamie Oliver's home cooking skills program shows it is effective in achieving long term behaviour change relating to preparation and consumption of food.
Recent results from Deakin and Melbourne University's research of Victorian participants show that Jamie's Ministry of Food resulted in positive sustained impacts in participants cooking confidence; and healthy eating behaviours, including increased fruit and vegetable consumption and a decrease in the consumption of fast food.
Announced today at Jamie's Ministry of Food pop-up kitchen in Noarlunga, a new major partnership between Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia, Colonnades Shopping Centre and City of Onkaparinga to keep the Pop-up kitchen operating until December 2016. This comes at the conclusion of the Huon Aquaculture partnership as Major partner for the past twelve months.
Food for your Mood is the focus of Mental Health Week activities at Headspace Woolloongabba, October 4-11 2015. In partnership with Aftercare and Headspace and aiming to highlight the links between diet-related disease and mental health, Jamie's Ministry of Food will deliver a cooking demonstration to young people who have experienced a mental illness. The demonstration will take place at the Woolloongabba Headspace centre on Logan Road on Wednesday 7 October 2015.
Following a successful stint at QUT in 2014, Jamie's Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen is set to return to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Kelvin Grove campus to teach Jamie's hints, tips and shortcuts of basic home cooking skills. The Mobile kitchen will be located at H Block, off Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove from 29 October 2015.
Under the leadership of Tony Abbott, the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was terminated at June 2015, three years ahead of schedule, with $367.9 million in funding cut over four years. The NPAPH was established to provide funding to state and territory initiatives that support healthy behaviours and address the rising prevalence of lifestyle related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. As a result of the cuts, programs and projects across the country have been discontinued.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Queensland Mobile Kitchen recently rolled out Jamie Oliver's home cooking program in an Indigenous community for the first time. The Good Foundation was pleased to work in partnership with the Cherbourg community and with funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Health to deliver the five week cooking program which is aimed at teaching Jamie's basic cooking skills.
In view of the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, such as soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and cordials, as strong contributors to weight gain, obesity and chronic disease in Australia, The Good Foundation believes water is the best form of hydration and actively promotes the consumption of water in preference to sugar sweetened beverages in all Jamie's Ministry of Food Centres as part of our ongoing program delivery. The Good Foundation believes we should enjoy our calories as part of a tasty, balanced meal, not drink empty ones.
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