Today is Food Revolution Day, a campaign started by Jamie Oliver to educate and inspire people to make a positive change to the way children access and understand food.
I completely agree with the concept of the campaign. I think that teaching both adults and children to make the right choices when it comes to food is vital. Education in food and nutrition is needed globally. As part of that, we need to teach people how to reduce food waste, as well as how to make sustainable and ethical choices. A massive part of all of this food education is teaching people to cook!
“Access to good, fresh, nutritious food is every child’s human right. It’s easy to agree with this, but the reality is an astounding 41 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese, while another 159 million kids are too short for their age. None of these children are growing healthily. Jamie is calling on us all to join a global Food Revolution in order to provoke debate and inspire real, meaningful, positive change in the way our children access, consume and understand food.“
– Food Revolution.
Food Revolution is working to bring together all governments to form a plan to tackle the global child nutrition crisis. The more of us that sign up and back the campaign, the more chance there is of getting our governments to make changes.