Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

A Brit starting an American Revolution?

This may not be the 18th century, but British chef, Jamie Oliver, is hoping to start what he calls a “Food Revolution” in the United States.

Oliver is the author of several best-selling cookbooks and a Food Network star. He’s passionate about changing how Americans–especially children–view food. On his website, he expresses that “every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!

Oliver’s passion and initiatives won him the prestigious TED Prize of $100,000. Past recipients include: Dave Eggers, Bill Clinton and Bono. His emotional speech at the award ceremony admonished, “global food giants for profiting from obesity without ever investing significantly in measures to tackle the world’s most deadly – and worsening – health crisis.

Although the USDA is taking steps to make school lunches safer, Oliver’s revolution comes at a dire time for Americans. With childhood obesity on the rise, a drastic change needs to happen, and soon.

Oliver is not the only one to notice this health crisis. His revolution serves as the perfect complement to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to fight childhood obesity.

Oliver’s new television show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, is set to premiere on ABC at the end of March. The show is all about changing the habits and lives of people from Huntington, WV, which has been dubbed the nation’s unhealthiest city.

Catch a sneak preview of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution right here:

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By Erika Oglesby


Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Donna H.
Donna H.4 years ago

I think it is wonderful what Jamie is doing & I hope more people realize that we have been lied to about our food & all the nasty hormones and chemicals are killing people!!!

Loesje vB
Loesje Najoan5 years ago

I voted for food revolution and I am behind you Jamie! :)

Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony5 years ago

Love him, and was so annoyed at every1 who resisted his efforts. So glad he got that award from ted....I watch the video of his speech for it so often I can say it all with him. Thanks =)

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec5 years ago

Go Jamie Olliver! We're behind you in this revolution!

Sheri P.
Sheri P5 years ago

Love Love LOVE Jamie!! He is a hero in my book. Can't wait to see the first episode of his second series, this time in Los Angeles...

Cindy C.
Cindy P6 years ago


Kristen R.
Kristen R6 years ago

Love the show - thanks for sharing!

Tammy Smith
Tammy Zabel6 years ago

Jamie has the right idea...the rest of them are just unhealthy eating idiots. They don't give a rats ass what they feed our children just as long as they make money doing it

Julie A.
Alex D6 years ago

See this study into the effect his dinners have had in the UK: