THE RESEARCH

Cooking skills are a major predictor of people's ability to make healthy food choices

Our Ministry of Food Programme has been the subject of extensive evaluations by Deakin University, the University of Leeds, and the University of Melbourne. These evaluations shows that the programme  has significant positive effects on dietary behaviour, food choice and cooking confidence. 

We can clearly demonstrate that the programme significantly increases participants’ cooking confidence in key skill areas.

The programme increases frequency of cooking at home from scratch and increases vegetable consumption by up to 1.4 portions a day. Research also shows a decrease in spend on takeaways by an average of £5 per week.

Other qualitative recorded outcomes include improvement in mental health, improved independence and confidence, improved social capacity and improved motivation to access employment.

don’t just take our word for it

CHECK OUT MORE STORIES FROM THOSE WHO HAVE TAKEN THE MINISTRY OF FOOD COURSE HERE 

Join Jamie's Food Revolution

The Ministry of Food is part of Jamie’s wider Food Revolution campaign. Help us spread the word and revolutionise the way we all cook, eat and buy food, across the UK and beyond.

Change can start at home, simply by learning to cook a few nutritious meals and passing those new skills onto friends and family. Change can mean getting your kids in the kitchen, teaching them how to make good food decisions, or sharing regular home-cooked meals. You can also advocate change at a community level by signing up to the Food Revolution and supporting Jamie and our partners’ campaigns.

We can all make small changes to the way food is shared and advertised, and together, we will create a huge impact.

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