Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Chef and restauranteur Jamie Oliver announced a new campaign yesterday, seeking compulsory food education for children around the world in Food Revolution Day.

The global campaign seeks to address growing health concerns in children and young people by persuading the governments of the G20 countries to provide their nation’s school children with compulsory food education, teaching people about where food comes from, why it is so vital to our health, and how it affects our bodies.

“By educating children about food in a practical, fun and engaging way, we can provide them with the knowledge and skills they so urgently need to lead healthier, happier lives. We need to make practical food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum across the world, and that’s why I’ve launched a petition calling on all G20 countries to action this. With enough support from millions of people around the world, I truly believe that we can create a movement that’s powerful enough to make governments take action.” Jamie Oliver

You can support the campaign by signing the petition and sharing the campaign on your social media and with friends & family.

On May 15th 2015, Jamie challenges you to spend some time cooking with your children, challenging your work colleagues to a cook-off or hosting a food event in your community. You can register your school to receive resources for Jamie’s cooking lesson on the day – you’ll get lesson plans and bonus materials. If you’re already hosting food and health events in your community and have a passion for fresh, sustainable food, you can sign up to become a volunteer ambassador.

Whatever you’re doing to support the campaign, use the hashtag #FoodRevolutionDay.

Read more at foodrevolutionday.com