As I’ve written here many times before, I’ve come to believe that the only way we can wean children off highly processed and fast food is by not only teaching them why such foods are detrimental to their health but also teaching them how to prepare healthy food at home. Without the latter skills, nutrition education is merely academic and unlikely to produce meaningful lifestyle changes.
This is why I’ve long been a fan of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who has been working hard for years to support greater food literacy in the UK and around the world. In connection with this year’s Food Revolution Day (May 15, 2015), Oliver has launched a new Change.org petition asking the G20 countries to make food education a mandatory part of their schools’ curricula. The petition was launched just a few days ago and already has over 100,000 signatures.
Please consider adding your name to and sharing the petition. And for more on this year’s Food Revolution Day campaign, here’s Oliver’s video about it.
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