Access to good, fresh, real food and the basic skills to cook it has the power to transform lives, and that is what the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation is all about. Working in the UK, US and through the Good Foundation in Australia, we are leading a full-scale and ongoing Food Revolution to improve the health and happiness of future generations, through the food they eat.
From our food education programmes delivered at a local level, to our national and international campaigns that influence policy on key issues, we aim to revolutionise the way people feed themselves, and their families. Every year on Food Revolution Day, we celebrate success and shout about what needs to improve to further galvanise governments and industry to help us drive positive change in food education and public health.
We can’t do this alone. The Food Revolution will only succeed with the support of people and organisations who can widen our reach and help us to both understand people’s behaviour and the effectiveness of what we do.
Our food education programmes in schools, communities and with groups of vulnerable young adults teach people about food, where it comes from, how it affects their bodies and how to cook it. All of our programmes are supported by the Jamie Oliver Group.
Jamie Oliver's Kitchen Garden Project empowers primary school teachers to integrate growing and cooking into the school day.
Our work also extends to secondary schools through Jamie's Home Cooking Skills, a BTEC-accredited programme.
Jamie's Ministry of Food is a practical and hands-on community-based cooking programme that teaches people of all ages how to cook from scratch.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Apprentice Programme uses the magic of food to give disengaged young people a chance at a better future.
In November 2015, he released his own recommendations to tackle childhood obesity, spanning six key areas: the introduction of a sugary drinks tax, product reformulation, fairer marketing, clearer labelling, the School Food Plan and the National Child Measurement Programme.
Jamie launched his Food Revolution during his prize-winning TED speech in 2010, calling for “a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity”. His vision was a wide scale Food Revolution for individuals, communities, businesses and governments around the world. Food Revolution Day is now an annual, global event that uses the power of Jamie's global voice to shout about important food issues, driving individuals and businesses to take part in impactful change and pushing governments to improve their food policies in support of better public health.