Jamie’s Ministry of Food Mobile Kitchen will return to Brisbane on Monday 17 August, providing two five-week healthy cooking courses to the residents of Carina.

Hosted at the Clem Jones Centre in Carina, Jamie’s Ministry of Food class will teach residents basic cooking skills and provide them with the know how to cook fresh food from scratch.

The program is designed to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle, providing practical solutions to the problems of obesity and diet-related diseases.

Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia’s Acting CEO, Elise Bennetts said that 28 per cent of children and 65 per cent of adults are now overweight or obese in Queensland, with the number on the rise.

“This new location allows us to combine healthy active lifestyles with food education to fight diet related disease,” she said.

“We have a proven program that empowers people with the skills and confidence to make good food choices, which influences behaviour change to better health outcomes.”

Studies done by Deakin University and the University of Melbourne, found that participants who completed a ten week cooking course increased their vegetable consumption and changed their cooking and eating behaviours. Other studies have shown that program participants were not only more confident in cooking meals from scratch, but purchased more vegetables and spent less on take away.

The Mobile Kitchen program will be held at the Clem Jones Centre in Carina, starting from Monday 17 August. The program goes for five-weeks, with one 90 minute cooking class per week. The classes are held by a team of Jamie’s Ministry of Food Trainers. Classes cost only $20 per session, $15 for students and $10 for concession card holders.

To book visit www.jaimesministryoffood.com

They’re also looking for volunteers to assist in running the program; if you’re interested in volunteering email volunteer@thegoodfoundation.com.au