Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide. To address it, Jamie Oliver launched the first-ever, global Food Revolution Day which took place in 620 cities around the globe.
Food Revolution Day is just the beginning. Every day is a chance to get involved, to think big and take action to find the solutions that remake our world.
Obesity has never been such a grave issue as it is in our era. The time has come when we need to recognize the mistakes of the past for our children and grandchildren. We have the potential and the tools are right in front of us, ready to use. So what's left? Act!
The Food Revolution and Food Revolution Day is about empowering people through education or, frankly, just inspiring people to be more street-wise about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies.
During work hours we can often feel pressed for time and eating habits suffer. The workplace is actually a great place to start thinking about real food, and really it should be company policy to encourage employees to eat fresh, healthy food at work.
On Rainbow Day, students are all offered a side salad at the salad bar for free -- whether they are getting lunch from school or brought lunch from home. At the salad bar they are encouraged to choose at least three different colors of the fruit and vegetable rainbow for their tray.
Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children's. If you haven't already made plans for Food Revolution Day on May 19, here are a few ways that you can get involved.