Thursday, May 17, 2012

#FoodRevolution Day: May 19th

I somehow missed the build up to Jamie Oliver's #FoodRevolution Day scheduled for this Saturday, May 19th. I could kick myself for not staying on top of this better, but I suppose I've been a bit busy

Jamie has a TV show of the same name documenting his scary but vital his fight against childhood obesity and the drive to improve food quality in school cafeterias.  To sum it up, kids needs fresh, real food on their cafeteria menus as the sugary milks, frozen pizzas and carb-heavy frozen alternatives are not cutting the mustard. You can read more about here

Food Revolution Day...
Why: "Worldwide, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is killing more people than being underweight, and at least 2.8 million adults around the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese." 

What: "Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone."

How: Search the site for a FoodRevolution event near you! Plan a last minute dinner party using only local, non-processed food! Donate to the cause!

So you have two days, that's right, just TWO DAYS to figure out how to celebrate your own #FoodRevolution Day this Saturday.  Next year, I promise more advanced planning. We're celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday and aside from the chips for her favorite dip, are aiming for a totally UN-processed meal!

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