Organised by the Jamie Oliver Foundation, today is international “Food Revolution Day” - a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues.
Following on from Jamie Oliver’s TED speech about teaching every child about food and fighting obesity (as featured in Hungry for Change), Food Revolution Day is all about inspiring people to east real food instead of processed food-like substances.
All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.
Schools, businesses, chefs, restaurants and food lovers all over the world are taking part. Food Revolution Day is open to anyone in the world who wants to take the steps towards a healthier lifestyle and better education. You can raise awareness and fundraise for food education programs by hosting or attending Food Revolution Day events, which will focus on locally sourced, fresh food and promote the need for better food education.
Why Have a Day of Action?
Worldwide, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is killing more people than being underweight, and at least 2.8 million adults around the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. This has to change, and it’s down to us. We need to get back to basics and start thinking about where our food comes from. We need to become a conscious community and understand the food choices we make on a daily basis. We can do this by improving food education.
Encouraging people to cook from scratch at home is at the heart of this. We all have family and friends who could make better food choices. On Food Revolution Day we can work together to empower people with the skills to improve their diet. Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children’s. Forty-two million children under five are already obese and we need to reverse this. Let’s make some noise, raise our voices together and have a lasting and positive impact on their lives and ours. Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on food issues and rally our efforts to bring food education back into schools.
Do Something Positive
You can find out more about Food Revolution Day at http://foodrevolutionday.com/ and download a free ebook on how to make a big difference with small changes here: http://foodrevolutionday.com/downloads.html
You can also sign up to help bring food education back into our schools – youth today are inheriting a poor diet and global epidemic of diet-related diseases. This is your chance to demand better food education in schools. Take action and register your school or youth organisation to join students around the world standing up for real food.
At the very least please cook with your kids, teach them about where food really comes from (plants and animals, not boxes and supermarkets) and help the future generations improve their health naturally instead of relying on a pill for every ill.
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