Education is a key part of our work at MM – helping to transform our approach to food in cities and tackling some of societies biggest issues.
Children & families
MM works with local schools, to provide cookery classes for children in an area with multiple food-related issues – including a lack of access to affordable fresh produce and the proliferation of fast food businesses. The aim is to teach children about healthy eating, show how much fun cooking can be, increase confidence in the kitchen, and use food as a vehicle for socialising and breaking down barriers.
MM is working with the Refugee Council on a pilot project that uses food and cooking as a way of reducing isolation amongst refugee women. The Cooking Collective training provides refugee women with the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and explore cooking as a possible route to employment, through ethnically inspired recipes that tell the story of their creator.
MM is also working with Migrateful, an organisation that helps the UK’s migrant community on their journey to employment and independence. Migrateful is running a cookery class programme that seeks to address the lack of support provided to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on their journey to integration.
MM has also partnered with the NHS and London South Bank University to deliver a series
of healthy eating cookery classes for people with pre-existing health conditions in the Lambeth borough. The sessions focussed on portion control, how the body metabolises different nutrients and how to create tasty, healthy and balanced meals.
MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:
Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices
Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available
The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London