Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution has traveled around the world and swept the country. The 2013 Food Revolution Day is set for May 17, 2013 and there are plenty of activities planned around the globe to promote healthier eating. One of the key goals of the food revolution is to change how children eat, improving their quality of life.
According to Oliver's website:
- On average, obese people play an extra $1,429 per year in medical expenses
- 43 million children under age 5 are overweight or obese
- Kids in the United States can consume 8 pounds per year of added sugar just from flavored milk
- @FoodRev was the third most mentioned user on Twitter globally on Food Revolution Day in 2012
The first Food Revolution Day took place on May 19, 2012. The goal was to unify the message and get people all over the world talking about real food and education. It focused on events and dinner parties with family and friends as a starting point. The events expanded into the schools, work, and the wider community.
There are many ways to participate in this year's Food Revolution Day. Many efforts are focused on increasing awareness of eating healthier in schools. Volunteers teach children through hands-on experience by preparing their own fresh lunches with real food.
It's easy to promote the event in your community. Visit Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution website to download resources and toolkits to get started.
Everyone has an opportunity to make a difference on Food Revolution Day. Click here to access a list of volunteers by state who are working to promote this global day of healthy nutrition in the U.S. You can either join a local team or create your own team.
Mark your calendars for May 17, 2013 and promote healthy nutrition with others around the world.