Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jamie Oliver's 3rd Annual Food Revolution Day!


What is Food Revolution Day?
Food Revolution Day is a global day of action to keep cooking skills alive.

It is a campaign led by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in the UK and USA, and The Good Foundation in Australia. It’s about celebrating the importance of cooking good food from scratch and raising awareness of how it impacts our health and happiness. With diet-related illnesses rising at an alarming rate, and our over reliance of convenient and fast foods, it has never been more important to educate people, especially kids about food- what they put in their bodies and how to cook it.

Jamie says, "We need every child to understand where food comes from, how to cook it, and how it affects their body. This is about setting kids up with the knowledge they need to make better food choices for life. Cooking is, without a doubt, one of the most important skills a person can ever learn and share. Once someone has that knowledge, that's it - they're set for life."  To date, 74 countries have taken part and over 900 ambassadors are championing the cause worldwide.

It's time to take action! What will you do? Follow me here in the few weeks leading up to May 16th on activities in the community, updates from Jamie's site, tips to organize fun activities, and what I'll be doing with my family to get kids food savvy and excited about food!

This year Jamie wants to break a Guinness World Record to get schools around the Globe participating in making a Rainbow Wrap. http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/rainbow-salad-wrap/ and he wants to get more people to spread the word and join in, attend an event, become an Ambassador or participate in some way in your area. For more information, check out: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com.

UPDATE: On Food Revolution Day 10,000 events took place in over 121 countries with 237,822 participants! And they SMASHED the Guinness World Record! Amazing!! 2015 will be even bigger and better!



2 comments:

  1. Wow this is amazing, I'm going to pass the info along to my friends. Thank you for your blog, lots of tips and recipes I can borrow :)

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  2. Thank you for your comment and spreading the word!

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