The Good Foundation

The Good Foundation

The school holidays are a perfect opportunity to spend some time with your little ones. However, for some parents, the thought of having to think of 14 days’ worth of entertaining activities is enough to send them into a frenzy.

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled some of our favourite cost-effective food-related activities to help you populate that school holiday agenda and get the kids excited and learning about food in the process!


  1. Start a veggie/herb garden

Veggie and herb gardens are a great way to get kids interested and active in the kitchen. The best part? They’re super cost-effective as well! Jump in the car, head to your local garden centre and pick up some seeds and potting mix and using old pots/jars laying around the house you can create a veggie/herb garden that will get kids excited and be the gift that keeps on giving long after the school holidays end!

  1. Take part in Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your Fruit & Veg cooking classes

Jamie Oliver’s Learn Your fruit and Veg Program is teaming up with Paddy’s Markets to bring their cooking classes to the public! Visiting Sydney for their first round of cooking courses, classes are designed to teach children about food; what it is, where it comes from, and how it affects their bodies while equipping them with valuable skills for life.

To find out more about our Learn Your Fruit and Veg school holiday cooking classes, or to register interest in having a class come to your town follow @jamieoliverslyfv on Instagram or visit:

  1. Try recreating your favourite takeaway at home

We all know the school holidays are a time to let your hair down, relax and often times that means leaning towards unhealthier meals as a special treat . ‘Fakeways’ are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen while also treating them to a healthier version of their favourite takeaways and still ensuring that they’re receiving essential vitamins and. Making ‘fakeaways’ at home means you know exactly what is and isn’t going in to them, it also means you can include more of what you love and less of what you don’t.

Check out some of our favourite Jamie Oliver fakeaway recipes here: