The Ministry of Food
Southey Green school is very privileged to have started our very first ‘Jamie Oliver Ministry of food ‘family workshop.
The eight-week course for our parents who signed up and their children focuses on instilling basic kitchen and food skills in a fun and engaging way. All classes use Jamie Oliver recipes and resources, specifically developed with nutrition and balance in mind and is provided by Family Learning Sheffield from one of the tutors in the Jamie Oliver Food Education Team. The programme uses behaviour change techniques to encourage healthier eating habits and an Independent evaluation has shown that the programme has significant positive effects on dietary behaviour, food choice and cooking.
The Jamie Oliver Food Education Team work with schools, communities, charities and other partners across the UK, Australia and beyond who deliver the programme in their area. Jamie’s Ministry of Food has reached nearly 90,000 people to date.
For more information speak to Mrs Wild in school or visit the website: www.jamiesministryoffood.com
The children and their parents have shown real commitment and enthusiasm throughout the 7 week course and have learned and developed many new culinary skills. They have made from scratch mouth-watering pizza, soda bread, salmon fishcakes, chicken curry, spicy lentil soup, various salads & chicken fajitas.
The recipes they have cooked each week have been both exciting and challenging. Susanne - our tutor from Family Learning delivered useful knowledge sessions and gave lots of nutritional information based on the ingredients that were used in some of the recipes. The families were set fun challenges and tasks to complete together before cooking and eating the delicious recipes.
The children have shown real passion and determination for cooking as well as really enjoying tantalising their taste buds with beautiful meals at the end of the session every week.
Valentines Stay & Play Baking
We had a fantastic time with parents, aunties and uncles coming to bake with their little one. The biscuits created smelt fantastic and everyone had great fun decorating them. Everyone worked together and there was such a fantastic atmosphere – it was delightful!
We have had a number of workshops within nursery for parents to attend. We are grateful for those parents who have been able to attend the phonics, number and dough disco workshops. Parents who attended were able to discover how we teach these things within nursery. There are now secret prizes for people who attend. Well Done to Devon Charlesworth who won the last workshop prize. We hope to see more parents at the upcoming ones.
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