Plenty Valley Christian College students and their families cooked up a storm in the kitchen last week, learning to make healthy meals as part of a school holiday program.

Participants, including 10-year-old Hollie and mum Angela Tuckwell (pictured), took part in the Jamie Oliver Learn Your Fruit and Veg initiative, which is being run by Camp Australia as part of its school holiday sessions.

As part of the workshop, participants learnt to make two wholesome meals using seasonal ingredients, with follow-up learning opportunities made available to parents to reinforce the importance of healthy eating.

Research by Oliver’s The Good Foundation found that 71 per cent of Australian children aged 3-17 did not eat the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables, with less than a third eating vegetables every night.