Join the Revolution | Food Revolution Day

Food Revolution Day

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Here at Brisbane Kids, we are passionate about celebrating childhood and enriching kids’ lives. But it’s not all playgrounds and parties … it’s about giving our little ones the best start in life, and that begins with protecting their precious little bodies and nurturing their beautiful souls.

Here’s the bad news

Food Revolution Day

Globally we are FAILING.

Worldwide, over 42 MILLION CHILDREN under the age of five are overweight or obese. As such, this generation of children is the first ever to be predicted to LIVE SHORTER LIVES than their parents. What’s more, diet-related diseases are rising at alarming rates and are now among the world’s BIGGEST KILLERS.

This isn’t just about a few kids being a little heavier. This is a GLOBAL OBESITY EPIDEMIC. According to the World Health Organisation, ‘obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible – yet most neglected – public health problems. Paradoxically coexisting with undernutrition, an escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity – “globesity” – is taking over many parts of the world. If immediate action is not taken, millions will suffer from an array of serious health disorders.’

Here’s the good news

Food Revolution Day

We CAN take immediate action!

Leading the way in tackling this issue head-on with real initiatives and genuine, implementable solutions is celebrity chef Jamie Oliver:

‘It’s essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. I passionately believe this is every child’s human right and I hope you agree.’

Food Revolution Day

Every year, Jamie Oliver hosts Food Revolution Day, a day in which thousands of people all over the world take action to fight for the right to good food and essential cooking skills. This year’s Food Revolution Day falls on 15 May 2015 and is set to be the biggest ever.

So what can we do? Simply visit foodrevolutionday.com to find out all of the many ways in which you can get involved, from cooking a yummy, healthy meal with your kids, to hosting a foodie event in your community and signing up to become an ambassador.

What schools can do

Food Revolution Day

It’s not too late for schools to get involved with Food Revolution Day! (You can find out more here.) On Friday 15 May, Jamie will be hosting an exclusive online cooking lesson for schools, where he’ll be making his super simple Squash it sandwich recipe. In Australia and New Zealand, EducationHQ.com is providing access to a free resources pack for teachers so they have everything they need to prepare for the lesson, bonus activity materials to get the most out of the day, as well as access to the Jamie Oliver cooking lesson video so classes can make the recipe with Jamie on the day.

Parents can ask their schools to get involved and teachers and principals can click here to register your school now. The video goes live at 8am on Friday 15 May. However, if your school isn’t able to organise everything in time for this, the materials will remain available online, so you can simply hold your own Food Revolution Day when you wish!

Sign it, share it

Food Revolution Day

For this Food Revolution Day, Jamie has launched his biggest campaign ever … He is PETITIONING G20! Seriously, this is a big deal. This isn’t simply warning parents to cut down on the maccas. This is stepping up to be able to force the twenty G20 governments around the world to take action.

The petition, which can be found here, is based on the belief that the first step in tackling the global obesity epidemic and diet-based diseases is educating children about growing and making food. Jamie Oliver is petitioning G20 to get COMPULSORY PRACTICAL FOOD EDUCATION in schools around the world. By signing the petition, you can join this movement and help to make this a reality. It is a two-second step to making a real difference for future generations. Jamie’s message is simple: ‘Sign it, share it.’

Because: Ed Sheeran, Hugh Jackman, Sir Paul McCartney, Alisha Dixon, Jamie Cullum, Professor Green, George The-Poet

Food Revolution DayHere it is guys! I am honestly lost for words and so i’ll let this video do all the talking. Wherever you are in the world Watch it. Sign It. Share It. Jamie xx #foodrevolutionday change.org/jamieoliver

Posted by Jamie Oliver on Wednesday, 13 May 2015

If you need another reason to join the Food Revolution, all you need to do is watch this AWESOME music video (yes, Jamie Oliver rapping and awesome can somehow go together – go figure!).

If this moves you, PLEASE let it move you to action. SIGN IT, SHARE IT.

We all have a friend

Someone who’s there from the start to the end

Someone who’s there through the good times

And the worst of it too

And guess what, that person is YOU

So from now on when you wake up

First thing you do: make yourself a promise that you’ll eat better food

We better do what we can

This better reach somebody

Why?

‘CAUSE YOU ONLY GET ONE BODY

(lyrics sung by George The Poet on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution video)

PS SORRY for all the SHOUTY WORDS! Can you tell we’re kind of PASSIONATE about this? x

All photos from www.change.org/p/jamie-oliver-needs-your-help-fighting-for-food-education-foodrevolutionday

 

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Paula Johnson
For over thirteen years Paula has worked as an editor and writer of educational books and support materials for secondary school students, working in England, Hong Kong and Brisbane. Now a fully-fledged Australian with two Brisbane Kids of her own, she works part-time so she can enjoy the huge privilege of spending more time with her children, discovering new places together, making things and getting grubby! … and sharing it all with our readers!! She loves the fun and creativity of writing for Brisbane Kids and how it allows her to combine her two greatest passions — writing and mummying!
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