May 16, 2013

Food Revolution Day 2013

Food Revolution Day on 17 May is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It's a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it. The first Food Revolution Day took place on 19 May 2012 with more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries. Find out all about Food Revolution Day 2012 here.

"This Food Revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way people eat. It's not just a TV show; it's a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future, take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking, and find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better, it will also add years to your life."
In honor of Food Revolution Day, 2013 I am posting Jamie Oliver's speech from the TED award in 2010. There is also a petition to sign in support of getting fresh food back into our schools. You can also sign up to be a Food Revolution Ambassador on their Facebook page.  Check it out so you can be ready for next years Food Revolution Day and help spread the word. 
To learn more about the Revolution, visit their site!

Here is the petition to sign....Standing Up For Real Food!
Jamie's petition has gained over 795,000 supporters since March 2010; mostly from the USA and over 30,000 from the rest of the world. From September 1st 2011 we updated Jamie’s petition to show a global count of supporters. Signers are showing their support for the Food Revolution and standing up for better food at school, better health prospects and the need to keep cooking skills alive around the world. This is a move to highlight the global obesity epidemic: 1.7 billion people are obese or overweight globally including 200 million children, this is a global issue. The world wants a Food Revolution!

Sign the petition to get fresh food back in our kid's schools and our communities. Then download the toolkit we've created to help you make changes locally.

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