Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I remember back when I was in university, screaming girls would line up to have Jamie Oliver, "The Naked Chef" autograph his latest cookbook. These days I would be one of the first in line to promote his cause. His current mission is to fight the obesity epidemic by inspiring families to cook, educating kids about food and improving how they eat at school. Last weekend I watched his passionate talk at TED, and wanted to share it here because I agree with his food philosophy.

This talk was his acceptance speech for winning a 2010 TEDPrize, which awards $100 000 to fund a wish that can change the world. I was shocked when Jamie shared a video clip from one of his elementary school visits and the kids could not identify common vegetables such as tomatoes, cauliflower and eggplant. They were young kids but old enough that they would recognize broccoli -- if anyone had been trying to feed it to them. Visit these sites to learn more or donate to his cause.

Jamie Oliver's Wish

"I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity."

As part of his mission he released, yes, another cookbook, Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious Meals, (Jamie's Ministry of Food, in the United States), focusing on easy to prepare, nutritious meals.

Does your child's school need to serve more nutritious food?

Do you or your children ever "brown-bag" it?

When I was growing up, my parents made me pack my own lunch every night. Nothing fancy, usually a sandwich, a piece of fruit and juice box. Leftovers were a treat back then. 

Imagine all the tasty left overs you could pack for your kids if you used your slow cooker to prepare meals!!

 

Zibi Lord http://freshslowcooking.com

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