Monday, May 2, 2011

Food Revolution

Cereal and salsa. Sounds like a healthy lunch, doesn't it? As a teacher, I am appalled, not only by what is sold and marketed to kids in their schools, but by what their parents are sending for their lunches! Sorry parents, but cereal and salsa just doesn't cut it. That is why I am encouraging you to watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC.  Jamie is my hero!  He is a chef who is going into school systems in the United States and trying to transform school lunches.  Not only that, but he is also educating parents and the community on how to make fresh, home cooked meals. The more you involve your children in the growing and preparation of food, the more vegetables they will eat. I hope you'll watch and support Jamie. We need to put an end to childhood obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

You can help make a difference by signing Jamie's petition to get better food in schools! You can also find a local Food Revolution group in your area. All of my Hampton Roads friends, please join the Hampton Roads, VA Food Revolution facebook page!

Here are some of my favorite moments from both seasons 1 and 2:

 
Jamie showing kids how chicken nuggets are made. 
(Season 1: Huntington, West Virginia)

 
Jamie's flash mob encouraging students at Marshall University to cook. (Season 1: Huntington, West Virginia)

Jamie giving a demonstration on the amount of sugar added to one week's worth of flavored milk in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Season 2)

Please join me in watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution tomorrow (May 3, 2011) at 8/7c on ABC!

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Jessica

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