English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's mobile food program that battles the bulge has visited an Aboriginal community for the first time.
Jamie's Ministry of Food opened a mobile cooking centre on Monday in Cherbourg, one of Queensland's most disadvantaged communities.
The five-week community-based course at the community near Kingaroy will teach participants better eating habits and how to cook meals from scratch.
They will learn the famous chef's hints, tips and shortcuts, and get to take a freshly-cooked meal home at the end of each class.
Jamie's Ministry of Food Queensland Mobile Kitchen program is delivered by The Good Foundation and aims to address rising rates of diet-related disease in Australia.
Two-thirds of Aboriginal adults in Queensland are overweight or obese, according to statistics.
"I'm really excited about our mobile kitchen reaching more remote communities such as Cherbourg where we can teach even more Aussies how to cook from scratch and have some fun while having a positive effect on their long-term health," Oliver said.
The program has been specifically designed for the Cherbourg community to ensure it delivers results, Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia CEO Elise Bennetts said.