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Healthy cookery lessons still affect eating habits six months later, Australian study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7605 (Published 13 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7605
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A community based cooking skills programme backed by the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been shown to bring about small but sustained improvements in healthy eating behaviour.

The study, which looked at Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia programme, found over time that participants spent less on fast food and more on fruit and vegetables, felt more confident about cooking healthy meals, and were more likely to eat meals at a dinner table as a family. …

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