Today’s #staffreads has gone food-mad and is asking you to ‘cook it, share it, love it’ - are you up for the challenge?

Did you know?

…that for the first time in human history, the world has more people that are overweight than underweight?

Shocking isn’t it. 

What can we do about it? 

Well this Friday, English celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jamie Oliver is urging all kids, families and grown-ups to stand united in celebrating Food Revolution Day. This annual global day celebrates food that is good, fresh and real – let’s get stuck in!

To date, the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation has recruited the support and participation of 74 countries and has built an army of over 900 ambassadors who are busy championing the cause worldwide.

By shouting about the benefits of cooking food from scratch, and the enjoyment of fresh food being tastier food, Food Revolution Day is working to promote change.

Children today are the first generation predicted to live shorter lives than their parents because of diet and inactivity.

How you can get involved:

It’s about changing perceptions of healthy eating and making cooking fun; but above all, it’s about getting children excited about food. Fortunately, there are a number of fun ways you can do your bit to get involved, support the campaign and make long-lasting change.

Just to be clear, it’s not just about children – they get a lot of focus because as the next generation we still have time to ingrain a passion for good food from a young age meaning the hard part is done. But obviously it’s just as important for parents, adults, schools and workplaces too.

The Food Revolution Day website has different sections to cater for different people and situation so have a look and see what suits you best. Perhaps you could join in with Jamie Oliver’s live cooking demonstration? Or host a bake sale?

Image courtesy of Food Revolution Community Facebook page.

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