Food For Thought
5 May, 2022
New research has found being confident in the kitchen isn’t just good for dinner guests, it’s good for your mental health too. The study by Edith Cowan University, partnering with The Good Foundation and Jamie’s Ministry of Food initiative, with a mobile food kitchen providing cooking classes. 657 participants undertook a seven-week cooking course. Simultaneously, ECU Institute for Nutrition Research academics measured the program’s effect on participants’ cooking confidence and self-perceived mental health. Researchers found those who participated in the program saw significant improvements in general health, mental health and subjective vitality immediately after the program which remained six months after completing the course, when compared to the study’s control group.