Announcing February’s Monthly ChallengesMon 04 Feb 2013
Story by Sarah Curl
We spent January gathering food resolutions for 2013 from parents, students, teachers, nutritionists, family, friends, chefs and many others. This month we want to focus on getting back into the kitchen and cooking, recruiting a team of volunteers and making sure you are shouting out the importance of food education and real food on social media.
February’s Challenge #1:
Try out this month’s recipe Everyday Green Chopped Salad!
Make it with your friends, family, kids, students and neighbors. Use it as a way to brush up on your chopping skills and get creative by adding in your favorite ingredients.
What interesting ingredients are you going to add to the green chopped salad? Let us know and make sure to send in photos so we can see your spin on one of our favorite salads!
February’s Challenge #2:
Recruit volunteers for your Food Revolution initiatives.
Volunteers are essential in helping your everyday Food Revolution initiatives, as well as your Food Revolution Day planning, and will hopefully make your life easier.
Try reaching out to local college students, colleagues, neighbors, and family or friends who are interested in real food and have a desire to help spread food education.
February’s Challenge #3:
Make sure your Food Revolution social media accounts are active and informing your community about everything that you are working on.
Social media is one of the best tools to use to increase your outreach. If you are looking for more volunteers or anything else, shout it out on Facebook and Twitter.
Use your social media to bring light to important real food issues and to highlight all the great things that you are working on in your community. If you don’t have a Food Revolution social media account, use your personal account to should about everything going on in your real food community.
Social media tips and guidelines are provided in the ambassador toolkit, but if you have any questions, let us know.
What are Monthly Challenges?
Every month, there will be different challenges that will inspire Food Revolutionaries to engage with their communities. They are designed to make deeper connections with the thought leaders in the real food industry and connect with family and friends through fresh food.
At the beginning of every month, the challenges will be announced through a blog post, email, Facebook and Twitter. The idea is to complete as many challenges as you can. As you complete the challenges, let us know how they went. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and be able to show your successes through our various social media platforms. So get out there, have fun and make sure you share your story with us – we could be highlighting what you’ve been doing to the world!
Do you have suggestions for next month’s challenges?
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about our Food Revolution Ambassador program and apply to become one here!
About the author: Sarah Curl is the Food Revolution Community Manager for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Photo Credit: Ambassador Linda Matarrasso from Toronto, Canada.
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