Are you taking part in Food Revolution Day this Friday, May 15th? Over 830,000 people have joined Jamie Oliver in his fight for food education, and we want YOU to get involved too!
“My wish is to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”
Food Revolution Day is a global day of action to put food education back on the school curriculum. By educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves, and their future families. In short, by fighting for every child’s right to food education, we can help to reverse the rise in obesity levels and diet-related disease.
The Global Obesity Problem
* By 2030, it’s predicted that 41% of the world population will be overweight or obese.
* Worldwide, there are more than 42 million children under the age of five who are either overweight or obese.
* Diet-related diseases, which include heart failure and stroke, are among the world’s biggest killers.
* For the first time in human history, the world has more people that are overweight than underweight.
* Sign and Share the petition. change.org/jamieoliver Jamie’s launched a global petition to get practical compulsory food education in schools across 20 countries. Jamie believes that the only way to reverse the alarming rise in obesity-related disease is to teach every child about food, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies.
* Get involved. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, from whipping up delicious recipes with your kids, hosting a foodie event in your community or challenging your workmates to a cook-off to sharing your photos and the #FoodRevolutionDay via social media.
* Tell your local school. Get your local school involved in Jamie’s online classroom lesson! Teachers can download brilliant free teaching materials, watch a lesson plan video, and make a recipe on Friday, May 15 in the classroom watching Jamie online. Go to foodrevolutionday.com/schools
Cant Take Part on Friday? No Worries!
Jamie’s lesson will remain available on the Food Revolution Day website after the day, so if you aren’t able to participate this week you can still sign your school up and do the lesson after the event!
Go to foodrevolutionday.com for petition information, ideas on how you can get involved, resources, exclusive Jamie videos and lots of new recipes.
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