Announcing January’s Monthly Challenges

Announcing January’s Monthly Challenges

Thu 03 Jan 2013

Story by Sarah Curl

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope the holidays were spent with family and friends over delicious real food. Now that we’re all getting back into the swing of things and preparing for the Food Revolution in 2013, here are January’s Monthly Challenges.

This month’s challenges focus on learning more about each of our Ambassadors in order to develop our Food Revolution Day Teams page for 2013, hearing about your food resolutions for 2013, and continuing to implement the school food toolkits.

January’s Challenge #1:

Send in a photo of your beautiful self!

We are currently working to showcase our Ambassadors on a new, updated Food Revolution Day Teams page, which should hopefully be launching in February. We want to make sure that anyone looking to get involved in the Food Revolution knows who their city contact is. If you are not comfortable with sharing your picture, we will be happy to put a Food Revolution logo in place of your photo.

On that note, we need to make sure you are accessible for volunteers, supporters and local press who are trying to connect with you. Please send through the best way for the public to reach you, either through email, Twitter, Facebook or all of the above. This information will be shared publicly so please make sure you are comfortable with the information you are sharing.

Last but not least, describe the Food Revolution in 3 words! This will give a nice personal touch to the Teams page, adding a bit of flavor to each of your profiles.

So, to recap challenge #1, please send Sarah, our Community Manager, a profile picture, 1-2 ways volunteers/local press can contact you and your 3 words describing the Food Revolution.

January’s Challenge #2:

Let us know your food resolutions and what you want to accomplish this year.

We love starting a new year because we get to start fresh and refocus on what we want to accomplish this year.

What foods do you want to eat more of in 2013? Is there something you have wanted to cook but have been intimidated? What do you want to achieve on a local level in 2013? Let us know what food goals you will be accomplishing in 2013.

January’s Challenge #3:

Implement the third and final School Food Toolkit titled ‘Start a Campaign’ to continue the Food Revolution in your local school.

This school food toolkit will help you understand your schools regulations, set goals, make a plan, make noise, create strategy, raise money and monitor and track your change.

Download our ‘Start a Campaign’ toolkit, along with the associated support tools (School Food: The Basics and School Food Charter) to make change in your school today.

If you haven’t used the first two toolkits yet, don’t worry! You can find these at and use them to find out the facts about the food served in your school and how you can support change where needed.

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

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.

Twitter: @sarahanncurl

Photo Credit: Ambassador María Elena Ledesma from Argentina


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