The amazing gang spreading the word about Jamie’s Food Revolution have had a busy time recently. Here they give us their monthly update and some advice on how you can get involved:
At the end of September we had our second community Google+ Hangout where we were joined by Food Revolution ambassadors from Uruguay, Canada, Italy and the US.
In this global hangout, participants discussed how to start a real food movement in their community. Interested in starting a Food Revolution where you are? Watch the hangout and get some top tips from our amazing ambassadors.
Tune into our next hangout on at 4pm GMT, Wednesday October 24th live on our Food Revolution Google+ page.
In just the third month since being up and running, our community ambassador program is thriving. Alongside the ambassadors that joined up for the hangout, we now have 320 ambassadors in 55 countries standing up for real food and empowering their communities to do the same. This group of ambassadors were the first group of people to get to know the official Food Revolution Day 2013 date and have been promoting this across their social networks and blogs and in local press, so join the conversation online to find out more!
In honour of Jamie talking about the global Food Revolution with some really inspiring leaders in the real food movement at One Young World (OYW), we’ve been connecting some of our ambassadors with OYW delegates to further the Food Revolution across the world. Amazingly we’ve already got five connections in Belgium, Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey and the UK!
If you’re interested in becoming an ambassador find out more here, and apply here.
Next Wednesday, October 24th, is the second annual Food Day, a celebration and nationwide movement in the US for healthy, affordable and sustainable food, organised by our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). We’ll be supporting this great movement and our ambassadors have also been organising their own events all centered around eating real!
New school lunch standards came into play in American schools this fall for the first time in 15 years. These standards are a great improvement and will go a long way to remedy nutritional shortfalls and address the childhood obesity epidemic. As October 15-19th was National School Lunch Week, we asked parents across the US to go see school lunch and take a photo to share with us (you can send your photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org) which we’ve been highlighting on our ‘School Foods Rule’ Pinterest board. Find out more about the new standards here.
We believe that by working together we can really make a difference and educate, empower and inspire people everywhere to stand up for real food.
To connect with the Food Revolution find us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter, and use #FoodRevolution to join the conversation and connect with the global community.
The Food Revolution Team