Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

April 5th, 2010 in recipes

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution!

Have you heard about it yet? Seen his new cookbook? Watching the #foodrevolution discussion on Twitter? Watching his Food Revolution show on ABC?

Or maybe it is new to you! Here is Jamie’s message:

“I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!

You live in an amazing country full of inspirational people and you have the power to change things. With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future. Sign the petition to save America’s cooking skills and improve school food. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family. America’s health needs you now!”

I have added his button on my sidebar to the right.  By clicking on it, you will be taken directly to the petition.  You can also watch the video below to learn even more about this very IMPORTANT and URGENT message.  We all need to hear it and work together to create a positive change. Be sure to take part in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. I am so excited this is FINALLY getting the exposure it needs.

Also one of my newest blogger friends, Stephanie from Nosthopia.com, added a new project to her wonderful blog called “I Tried Something New.” I am really excited about it. Stephanie explains it saying, “So, I am encouraging everyone who blogs, tweets, facebooks or wherever you hang out online and post content, to join in and do your own “I tried something new” posts. Not only will this be fun for you, it will be fun and interesting content for your audience. In your own communities, you can get conversations going and try new foods. We’re making a group effort here to make trying new things fun for everyone!” Stephanie has been passionate for YEARS on her blog about “helping people create healthier lives: body, mind & purpose, so that they can do their life purpose work. It takes good health in order to be able to physically and mentally do the work you were meant to do.”

Lastly….I think I need to address certain issues that some of my readers have when I talk about food, nutrition, etc.

#1 Sometimes I get some flack for posting organic, healthy non sugar recipes and then the next week show that we have made chocolate frosted cupcakes! I think it’s absolutely fine to have chocolate frosted cupcakes in moderation as a very special treat. I don’t think it’s fair to say I can’t post “healthy” recipes when I feed my kids cupcakes as well. Just silly to me. I feed my family very well!

#2 Also not all of my readers love the “organic,” “all natural,” “eco-friendly” movement for different reasons: they don’t believe in it, it’s not high on their list of importance or they just feel like they don’t have room for it in their budgets. You can learn from this revolution and from my tips even if you don’t agree 100% with all of the certain “terms” people use. So I hope you keep an open mind as I talk about this.

#3 When I use words like “vegan,” “vegetarian,” or “organic,” it turns people off.  I don’t think it should! You can learn from, take tips from and use recipes from all diets.

Stay tuned for my next post.  It’s something special I am doing to help spread the word about the “Food Revolution” that gives you real, applicable tips and recipes. I can’t wait for you to see!


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