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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

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

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7:07AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:24AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

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!!!

3:42PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

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

1:16PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

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 =)

9:55PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

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

8:27PM PDT on Apr 18, 2011

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...

12:08PM PDT on May 16, 2010

GO JAMIE BOY AND THANKS FOR THIS FOR OUR CHILDREN OF OUR FUTURE.

6:08AM PDT on Apr 10, 2010

Love the show - thanks for sharing!

8:06AM PDT on Apr 8, 2010

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

7:22AM PDT on Mar 30, 2010

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/mar/29/jamie-oliver-school-dinners-meals

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