Jamie Oliver launches healthy eating project with Sunderland AFC charity

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CELEBRITY chef Jamie Oliver has teamed up with Sunderland AFC’s official charity to help make Wearside children healthier and happier.

The TV star turned health and education campaigner has joined forces with the Foundation of Light to promote healthy eating habits across the North East.

The project has seen Foundation staff teaching parents and children at the school how to make delicious, nutritious home-cooked food, as part of the charity’s Family Learning programme.

Jamie Oliver said: “Knowing how to cook using fresh ingredients is one of the most important life skills you can have – and it’s great fun for kids and adults alike. I am excited that we are making this connection through our work with Sunderland Football Club, and I hope it is the start of something that keeps growing.”

Matt Hill, director of Families and Adults at the Foundation of Light, said: “It’s more important than ever that parents have the knowledge to cook good, healthy food for their families on a tight budget.

“Our partnership with a world-renowned chef such as Jamie Oliver and his foundation will help Foundation of Light make healthy eating an achievable

goal for thousands of young people and adults across the North East.”