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The Food Revolution

Updated on May 11, 2015
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

Jamie Oliver's global incentive with home cooking

Welcome food lovers to the Food Revolution! Food Revolution Day is 15th May 2015 in UK. See below for Food Day in USA. But what is it all about?

Living in the 21st Century, you would think that we had reached a peak in eating food that consistently tastes great and optimizes our health. Yet sadly, it seems that although we largely have more choice when it comes to food, many of the world's population have chosen to opt for food that is cheap, quick to eat with little or no preparation and artificial. In a day when we have more knowledge and advancement in technology, we often choose food that is killing us. Sadly, many children in the 21st Century are growing up with little or no ability or interest in home cooking and have bad associations of sitting around a family table and eating socially. Many of these same children are suffering from modern illnesses such as autism and Attention Deficit Disorder, which can be traced to a poor diet. Of course there are many other factors that produce our modern illnesses, but a poor diet is certainly a major factor.

It is time this was addressed and Jamie Oliver is leading an initiative to do just that. From beginnings in UK and USA school dining-halls and providing young people with the chance to learn and qualify in the catering industry, he is asking us, the general public, to speak out in the name of real food. All around the world we are being asked to share our talents, resources and ideas as we acknowledge that what we eat really does determine whether we will live or die. Read on to discover more.

Jamie Oliver Foundation 2012 | Registered charity Number 1094536

Yes To Real Food And Food Education For Everyone!

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Let Jamie Oliver Explain What It's All About - You will be shocked at what he tells you in just over two minutes!

Obesity Statistics

For the first time in history, obesity is killing more people worldwide than being underweight. Each year around 2.8 million adults die as a result of being overweight or abese.

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Happy Eating At The Family Table - Provides quality time spent together

So often nowadays food is eaten on the go. We have little time to prepare, eat or enjoy it. Is it any wonder we end up with digestive problems which might lead to time off from work or school? Yet eating real food is the best investment you can give yourself and loved ones and- it doesn't have to take hours every day! Eating daily at the family table provides the opportunity to talk together (before problems escalate and miscommunication sets in) and to be accountable to one another in what you are eating. It is important to make this a peaceful and happy time, so that eating food is associated with these qualities, rather than with sadness and strife. Try to resolve your arguments well before or after a meal.

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Obesity Statistics

42million children under 5 are already obese. We need to reverse this!

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      bwet 5 years ago

      great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on being featured on the Best of May - Silly Celebrations monster board!

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      We eat very simple meals made out of organic ingredients. And we eat no fast food. This helps us stay fit.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Love Jamie Oliver and believe he's on the right track! Congratulations on being featured on the May Silly (or Not-So-Silly, in your case) Celebrations monsterboard!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      I'm a fan of Jamie Oliver. He's gutsy to take on this challenge! Thanks for creating this lens to showcase the Food Revolution!

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      getwellsoon 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens full of good information about food...thank you!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      After what I have read this great lens, I'm ready for food revolution :)

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Excellent lens - I knew of Jamie Oliver's quest to get us healthier, but didn't know a day had been dedicated.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, noble sentiment. Angel Blessed! PS - I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      This is a very honorable thing to promote!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Awesome lens - I'm a big fan of Jamie Oliver's work! Blessed by a SquidAngel!