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.”
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:
- Curb Childhood Obesity in Texas Schools
- Require Dairy Alternatives in School Lunch Programs
- Tell the FDA to Update Nutrition Label Info
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By Erika Oglesby