Jamie Oliver: Why food education matters

Jamie Oliver of Naked Chef fame delivered a powerful talk this month at TED about his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W.Va.

His point: Set a new standard for “fresh, proper food” at school, at home. Major brands must invest in food education.  “It’s profoundly important that every single American child should leave school knowing how to cook 10 recipes that will save their lives.”

Jamie won the 2010 TED Prize which is awarded annually to an exceptional individual and is designed to inspire collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.  Read more to learn how to help Jamie with his wish:

“I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”

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4 responses to “Jamie Oliver: Why food education matters

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  2. Tania

    I watched this recently – isn’t he brilliant?
    I love the delivery. Such an important issue.
    Another one is Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv.
    I look forward to seeing how your blog develops. I used to provide some decent flood aroudn here but it’s been a lot harder since I went back to school 18 months ago.

    Cheers,

    • Trixie

      Hi Tania – thanks for stopping by! Jamie is inspirational, for sure. The boys and I have been talking about starting that “10 recipe” plan. Actually, it’s part of my conspiracy to have them take over in the kitchen now and then!

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