I’ve always admired Jamie Oliver for his creativity and love of food. Now I have another reason to like him and support a cause that he has started: “A Food Revolution in our schools lunch program”.
Here’s what it’s all about:
For the past couple of years Jamie has been campaigning to ban the junk in schools and get kids eating fresh, tasty nutritious food instead. It can’t be done without your help though – so start a revolution in your school and help us prove that school meals can be better.
It’s all about making radical changes to the school meals system and challenging the junk food culture by showing schools they can serve fresh nutritious meals that kids enjoy eating.
What we eat affects everything: our mood, behavior, health, growth, even our ability to concentrate. A lunchtime school meal should provide a growing child with one third of their daily nutritional intake.
Here’s what you can do:
1.) Join the revolution and sign the petition:
2.) Tell Congress to prioritize school lunches.
3.) Take personal action:
* Make and eat healthy meals with your family.
* Teach your children to eat as “Local, Fresh and Organic” as possible.
* Buy ingredients, not pre-prepared meals. There are tons of easy recipes that you can make and refrigerate or freeze extra for meals throughout the week.
* Avoid Fast Food and Concept Restaurants.
If you missed Jamie’s Food Revolution, you can watch it here:
Hear Jamie’s TED award speech here:
Start the revolution right in your own home!
Please contact me if you need more information or have some to share. I am very passionate about this issue!