Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of seeing Jamie Oliver at the Sydney Opera House with his Food Revolution Live show. He is such an inspiration and it is wonderful to see one individual leading a huge movement of healthy food activism and education (specifically with kids in mind). I love his way with kids and his passion to see things change right across the globe. His activism has seen laws put in place across the UK which make food education compulsory in all schools. Way to go Jamie! The next step is to introduce the same legislation here in Australia. 

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Jamie needs our help!

We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 42 million children under the age of five either overweight or obese across the world. The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats.

Jamie is asking that you do two simple things – first, please sign this petition to show your support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world, then, most importantly, share it via your social networks.

Sign It. Share It. Fighting for food education for every child #FoodRevolutionDay

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If you want to learn more about the programmes that are already running in Australia through Jamie’s Ministry of Food check out The Good Foundation. Jamie’s Ministry of Food aims to educate, empower and inspire people to love and enjoy good food, through learning how to cook. You can read the finding of a recent Deakin University study into the outcomes of the Jamie’s Ministry of Food Ipswich, Queensland here. The evaluation of Jamie’s Ministry of Food Ipswich has shown that the 10 week program not only increased participants’ cooking confidence, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs towards cooking and healthy eating but shifted behaviour change towards healthier cooking and eating activities in the home. The program was well accepted by participants who viewed the program as a positive experience to develop the skills and confidence to execute simple, healthy meals for themselves and their families and to embrace the many flow-on benefits that home cooking can have.