"My wish is to create a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook and empower people everywhere to fight obesity." - Jamie Oliver
Food Revolution Day 2015 is a campaign to put compulsory practical food education on the school curriculum.
Jamie Oliver, beloved cookbook author and television star, launched a global petition in March calling on the leaders and governments of G20 countries to make food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum. Read his letter here.
Oliver has long been an advocate for food education. Take his Food Foundation in the US and UK for example, whose mission is "to shape the health and wellbeing of current and future generations and contribute to a healthier world, by providing better access to food education for everyone." His commitment to this issue has been long and steadfast and continues to grow with each passing year.
So get involved in Food Revolution Day 2015 this Friday and show your support for this important matter.
Here’s how to get started:
- Sign the petition to to make food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum.
- Get cooking! Cook a meal from scratch (get the kids involved!) using one of the official recipes. Take a look – Epic Chocolate & Beetroot Cake, Hit ‘n’ Run Tray Baked Chicken, Jools’ Sweet Pea & Prawn Pasta and One-Cup Pancakes. These will no doubt become a part of your go-to weekday meals!
- Register a school. Get your local school to register online where they can download useful teaching materials and get involved in Jamie’s online cooking lesson on Food Revolution Day.
- Share your photos and plans on social media #FoodRevolutionDay.
What do you plan to do for Food Revolution Day?