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• Approximately one-third of children in England aged 2-15 are classed as overweight or obese.
• 78.5% of children aged 5 to 15 do not consume the recommended 'five a day' of fruit and vegetables.
Jamie Oliver's projects have inspired schools to deliver food education to children in a practical and engaging way. We work with primary and secondary schools across the UK to bring food to life, working to educate children about food and how it affects their bodies, and equipping them with one of the most valuable life skills: the ability to cook.
• More than one million 16 to 24 year olds are unemployed - more than at any time since records began in 1992.
• Every £1 invested into Fifteen generates £9.50 of social value.
The Fifteen Apprentice Programme changes the lives of disengaged young people by unlocking their potential to become professional chefs. The year-long programme equips apprentices with new skills and supports them in turning their lives around to achieve a long and rewarding career.READ MORE
• The UK has one of the highest childhood obesity rates in Europe.
• Only 27% of adults consume the recommended five or more portions of fruit and veg daily.
Jamie's Ministry of Food tackles the lack of basic cooking skills among people of all ages, across the UK. The convenience of fast food, its perceived cost benefits and an overwhelming lack of knowledge of the danger it poses to our health means our generation faces a crippling epidemic of diet-related disease. Our aim is to stop this epidemic from escalating by establishing a Ministry of Food centre in all major cities across the UK, where people can gain the confidence to cook from scratch.READ MORE
Our programmes educate children in schools, teach adults in the community and train and inspire unemployed young people to become exceptional chefs. Our work tackles diet-related health issues head-on. Our technique is simple: we use the magic of food to address the social issues that have arisen from a lack of food education.