Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Everybody knows America doesn't have the healthiest diet in the world. This is a great show for anyone who think the SAD is awful and needs to change. I just watched the first episode and I loved it. Check it out here.
I loved that he focused on the schools first. "This is what I know. I know if you can get kids eating healthy, they'll keep it up." I've worked in schools and youth centers for a few years and the food these kids eat is horrendous. One youth center served carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for snack, because it counted as a grain, dairy, and a vegetable. It had frosting on it! I think one can safely assume that if something has frosting on it, it's not a veggie.
In this cafeteria, he finds boxes and boxes of pre-cooked, processed garbage. While helping prepare school lunch, he asked if the potato pearls were made of potatoes and one of the cooks said "I hope so."
This is an amazing show, and I can wait to see how it works out. Hopefully, Jamie Oliver can do as much good here as he did across the pond.


  1. I am so on board with anything and anyone who can help our country!

  2. He's given me SO many ideas on ways to get involved. Eventually, I want to run a vegan catering company, and host parties where I teach cooking. Somehow, I plan to get involved w/ the local schools...that's my long term plan. Short term, I just love him to bits.


  3. Thanks for commenting! And Laura Jill, I think the cooking party idea is awesome! I should try that. I teach little cooking lessons to my kids at work when I can. I discovered how to get them to eat fruits and veggies: Cut them up and make them into caterpillars!