Thursday, April 15, 2010

Food Revolution

This is not at all what I had planned on writing for today's post but as I started to think about it, I changed my mind. Have you heard of Jamie Oliver from ABC's, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? If you haven't let me explain for a quick second. 
(Taken from Jamie's website) Jamie has made a new series for American TV about food – how families eat, what kids get at school and why, like the UK, the diet of processed food and snacks is causing so many health and obesity problems. The series was filmed in Huntington, West Virginia.
Jamie's challenge was to see if he can get a whole community cooking again. He worked with the school lunch ladies and local families to get everyone back in the kitchen and making tasty meals with fresh ingredients – no packets, no cheating. He's started a Food Revolution: to get people all over America to reconnect with their food and change the way they eat.

Click here to read on ABC. .

But the reason for writing about this on the blog is to get the word out to parents of children to promote/provide great choices for there children.  It is such a hot topic amongst parents, that American eating habits have become increasingly unhealthy, and rely too much on processed and fast food. This is becoming more evident as obesity, heart disease and diabetes threaten to create the first generation of children with shorter life expectancies than their parents. Jamie’s Food Revolution aims to change how Americans eat—by helping them learn to cook. 
To continue to spread the momentum and to show that people care about the importance of promoting healthy food and cooking skills for children, Jamie has created an online petition which he plans to present to the White House:
I signed it last night and am asking if you would read what he has to say and sign his petition.  

Thanks for reading about something so important and helping in the process of getting this healthy food revolution started.


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