Jamie Oliver has taken on obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the US, where our children are the first generation not expected to live as long as their parents.
Oliver is inviting television viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats, in home kitchens, schools and workplaces, with the thought-provoking new series, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” which is debuting Friday March 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. A pre-series program Sunday night was well worth the time spent watching instead of the stupid Trump Celebrity Apprentice in the same time slot.
Jamie says, “The time is right for people to rediscover the sense of pride, satisfaction and fun you can get from cooking for the people you love.” And he aims to prove that turning around the epidemic of obesity and bad health.
He’s hoping to jump start a chain reaction of positive change across the country. “Jamie’s School Dinners,” his successful grass-roots efforts to improve the school lunches in the U.K. resulted in a total overhaul of the school dinner program. In America his commitment is to helping people of all ages eat more balanced meals and cook with fresh ingredients, not only at schools, but also homes, workplaces and even restaurants.
If you see what they are serving our children in the lunch programs here…it looks more like national revolting!
Jamie Oliver says, “I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food.” And we all agree.
People are affected by what they eat.
A national revolution is overdue. We need to stand up for better food!
And we have the power to change things.
Jamie believes we can get better food into homes, schools, restaurants, and communities all over America and give our children a better future. And he needs our support.
Especially on the heels of health care reform, we don’t want to be paying extra for a population of people sick with all the diseases and side effects of bad food and unhealthy eating habits. The obese children were sad, told him how they were made fun of, and they need to be taught the skills to counteract ” food porn Ronald McDonald” and his ilk.
The buck stops here. In our hearts and on our tables.
Sign the petition (the link is below) to support Jamie Oliver’s efforts and let our government know. Listen, read, learn and act to improve school food. I was number 30,118!
How about you? America’s health and our children need your involvement now!
Do what you can in your community to improve the lunch programs. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family and our county’s future.