Jamie Oliver spreads his message

Cooking up a storm: Nancy Volpato (from left), Mary Fedele and Frances Bucca created healthy dishes at Stockland Wetherill Park on Friday as part of Food Revolution Day and Jamie Oliver's global Guinness World Record attempt.Picture: Anna Warr

Cooking up a storm: Nancy Volpato (from left), Mary Fedele and Frances Bucca created healthy dishes at Stockland Wetherill Park on Friday as part of Food Revolution Day and Jamie Oliver's global Guinness World Record attempt.Picture: Anna Warr

MORE than 600 pupils from schools across Fairfield took part in a Guinness World Record attempt last Friday as part of this year's Food Revolution Day.

Inspired by Jamie Oliver to encourage healthy cooking habits, Woolworths led the event with more than 2000 school kids taking part at Sydney Showground.

But Stockland Wetherill Park also held its own event and had local people cooking healthy food.

The centre broadcast a Jamie Oliver cooking class (Jamie's Rainbow Salad Wrap) to count towards the record attempt for most kids participating in a cookery lesson.

A Woolworths spokesman said Food Revolution Day aimed to help kids understand where their food came from and how to prepare it as well as celebrating the importance of cooking good food as showing how it affected their health.

"The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and Woolworths share a passionate belief that healthy cooking skills should be encouraged from a young age," the spokesman said.

"Australia will be the first country to take part in the Food Revolution Day global Guinness World Record attempt, which will continue for 24 hours across 100 different countries including the UK, Canada and the US."

Jamie's Ministry of Food will open its first kitchen in NSW at Stockland Wetherill Park later this year.

As part of the $222 million Stockland Wetherill Park expansion, Jamie's Ministry of Food Wetherill Park is said to increase the community's access to fresh food produce, nutritional education and healthy living practices.

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