Thousands of people in cities around the world are joining together in a day of action alongside Jamie to inspire, educate and empower people about real food.
On May 19th the first ever Food Revolution Day, launched by the Jamie Oliver Foundation, will involve participants hosting and joining in events to highlight the incredible benefits of better food.
So far groups in 45 countries have signed up to take action. Visit foodrevolutionday.com to discover or create an event in your area.
Local events will spread knowledge about healthier food choices and the dangers to society of food-related diseases, such as obesity.
How about honing your good food skills during community cooking classes or getting stuck into gardening masterclasses? There will also be tours of farmers’ markets and tips on starting up food blogs. Participants can also sign up to host a dinner party or discover ways of bringing healthier choices into schools or the workplace.
THE FACTS: Obesity is preventable, yet at least 2.8 million adults around the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In fact, the majority of the world’s population is more likely to die from obesity than from hunger, according to the World Health Organisation, Obesity & Overweight Fact Sheet. Kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods. Food Revolution Day aims to empower people to make healthier food choices that lead to healthier lives. 100% of net funds raised for Food Revolution Day will go to support food education projects through Jamie’s foundation teams in the US, UK and Australia..
Events will be taking place from May 18th through to the 20th bringing together an international community of foodies, chefs, parents and educators, companies and celebrities as well as those who just want to learn more about their rights to healthy food choices.