Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia is a proven program which is making a difference to communities nationally. Jamie's Ministry of Food has been the subject of two extensive independent evaluations by Deakin University and The University of Melbourne into the program across Queensland and Victoria. Both evaluations found that the program not only increased participants' cooking confidence, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards cooking and healthy eating but shifted behaviour change towards healthier cooking and eating in the home. Our participants were found to increase their vegetable consumption by over half a serve per day and this was sustained over the long term. The evaluations also found our participants decreased their spending on take away foods, which enabled them to increase their spending on fresh fruit and vegetables with no overall increase to the weekly spend on food. Meaning that participants who complete Jamie's Ministry of Food program go on to consume healthier food at no extra cost to the household budget. 

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