About Us

JUST COOK shows families THAT HOME-COOKED MEALS CAN BE CHEAP, QUICK AND ENJOYED BY THE WHOLE FAMILY.

As our lives get busier and pressure increases on the food budget families are struggling to eat healthy home cooked meals.

Families are struggling for ideas and are keen to try something new, but only if they knew it wouldn't be wasted. In other words, would kids eat it?

Just Cook began as the theme for the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation’s inaugural Food Week in 2011. We looked at local and international research and campaigns to gain information and ideas for having a week here in New Zealand focused on the food we eat.


How is Just Cook changing New Zealanders relationship with food?

Developing a Facebook App

Developing a Facebook app, 'Interactive Kitchen' which generates recipes based on the affordable ingredients in your pantry.

Making it fun for youth to cook

Making it fun for youth to cook by running a 'Create a Family Meal' challenge.

An Interactive Teaching Module

Working with the Liggins Institute and the National Institute for Health Innovation to develop an interactive teaching module, 'My Food My Future' to bring healthy cooking into the classroom. 

Working with the community

We produce JUST COOK kits for community health workers. They empower community workers to organise events that promote the benefits of home cooking by providing much needed resources.

We want to create lasting relationships between communities and cooking.


 
 

JUST COOK is a programme of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.

Established in 1980 the Foundation is a professional, non-profit organisation and registered charity.  We occupy a unique place in the New Zealand public health landscape with strong community, public health, academic, government and food industry networks.  We work from a strong evidence base and are supported by science advisors who are leaders in their fields.  You can learn more about the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation here.