Talking about a revolution

ImageToday is food revolution day. This is a campaign led by the famous chef Jamie Oliver, to promote across the world the importance of eating good food and getting us back into the kitchen. To read more about it click here.

As a foodie, I support this initiative 100%, and admire Jamie’s drive to spread the word about why eating well is good for our bodies, our souls, and our pocketbooks. He cites some pretty staggering statistics including this one:

Worldwide, 43 million children under the age of 5 are overweight or obese

Jamie believes education needs to start in the school at a young age. We need to teach our children where food comes from, how it is prepared, but most importantly, how it can keep us healthy. But good cooking habits are also needed with adults. In the last few decades, it seems the fast-food industry and already prepared meals have taken preference on the dinner table (or woofed down in the car). We need to invest in food as much as we do our homes, our cars, and our mobile devices.

The other day, I bought an orange for 1 euro. At first, I hesitated thinking it seemed to be a lot of money for one orange. But then I thought about how I would spend twice as much on a cappuccino without even thinking about it, and the orange can benefit me a lot more.  Hmmmm.

So, let’s all join in and help support this campaign. And, it shouldn’t be just today. Try to cook more at home, whether it is for yourself, your spouse, or your large family. Go to your local famer’s market and support them – I guarantee the food you buy there will taste a lot better. Dig up some old family recipes or invent your own. Then sit down and enjoy your food. Whatever you make, as long it is from fresh food and cooked with love, your body will thank you.

Go splurge on an orange.

2 thoughts on “Talking about a revolution

  1. Thanks Heather! I’m heading into the rhubarb patch tomorrow morning! – and happy to announce that asparagus is in good supply at our neighbouring Mennonite roadside stands! Cheers to Jamie – and to good food!


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