Good Guys chain head Andrew Muir has announced the creation of a new foundation that will deploy stationary and mobile kitchens around the country to teach healthy cooking to Australians.
The $5 million project of Good Foundation and Jamie Oliver Ltd. announced Sunday aims to battle obesity in the country's major cities using British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's recipes shown in his television series Ministry of Food and Food Revolution.
The Ministry of Food centres and trucks will also provide information on healthy eating to Australians.
The centres will be patterned after the cities of Rotherham, Bradford and Leeds in Yorkshire, England. There is a TV version shown in the U.S.
Australia is among the top five developed countries with the fastest obesity rate among adults. More than 60 percent of adults and one in four children is overweight or obese, according to the 2009 report of the National Preventative Health Taskforce.