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.

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