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Food Revolution Day 2015

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Food Revolution Day 2015

Coming up on May 15 th is Food Revolution Day. Started by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, this symbolic day was created to get us all thinking about where our food comes from and how we can better educate future generations about 'real' food and nutrition. jamie oliver food revolution The main goal of the campaign is to push governments to include mandatory food education classes in school so that children can be better equipped to make healthy eating decisions and develop wholesome eating habits. With a frightening childhood obesity epidemic on the rise, finding better ways to educate children about food is vital. If you've ever felt like you're not sure how to make a meaningful difference, taking part in this cause is a way each and every one of us can make an impact. To get involved, you can start by signing Jamie Oliver's petition. The hope is that with a massive number of signatures, governments around the world will feel pressured to change the system. England, Japan, Slovenia and Sweeden have all signed on to create national food plans thanks to initiatives like this one -- and the goal is to have more governments follow their lead. There are a myriad of other ways of getting involved as well: from taking that day to teach someone how to cook, to participating in the many events run by the food ambassadors for Food Revolution Day (you can find out more by looking up your local food ambassadors) to simply taking the time to make a homemade meal with your family. Mardi Michels, a school teacher and Toronto Food Revolution Ambassador since 2012 has been running an after-school cooking program for her students. Here is what the day means to her: "My one takeaway is that it doesn't matter how big or small your involvement is - the point is to get people thinking and talking about food, cooking together and encouraging people to cook and eat real food. Food is community so whether there are 5 of you cooking or 5000, it's still meaningful. Small changes, often, as opposed to one big change once a year is what I encourage people to undertake". Photography courtesy of http://www.foodrevolutionday.com
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