Food Revolution

“I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!”– Jamie Oliver

If you own a TV, you probably have seen commercials about Jamie Oliver’s new TV series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. The season premiere will air tonight at 9pm EST on ABC and continue on until April 23rd.. (I hope it’s set to record). I truly believe everyone should catch a glimpse of this “shocking” realization that Mr. Oliver is about to unfold. The series was filmed in Huntington, West Virginia, and documents how families eat, what kids are offered at school and why, and how these processed foods and snacks are causing many health and obesity problems. Jamie’s challenge was to see if he could get a whole community cooking again, reconnect with their food, and change the way they eat. Click here to watch Food Revolution trailer.

I am so grateful that people like Jamie Oliver are in this world! Here is one of the few brave soles willing to take on all the doubters (almost everyone) and demonstrate on a national level the reality of the American food system. Obviously, I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to step-up on my soap box and say a little of my peace. Any time the issue of food and health get national air time, I’m all about it! I have been in many debates and conversations about the relationship between food and your health and we all know how I feel, but it’s a huge step to see this issue be tackled on a larger scale. The American food systems needs change and this is another example of how we can get there; thank you Jamie!

I just signed Jamie Oliver’s Petition to save cooking skills and improve school food. Jamie would like to take his Petition to The White House after the TV series airs, to show The President and First Lady how many people across the country really care about this and ask for their support. Right now we are at 62,099 signed petitions! Click here to make a difference!

What are your thoughts?