Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

by Marilou Moursund on April 21, 2010

in Healthcare,Recommended Reading

We have written before about the problem of obsesity in America and the effect it has on our healthcare system.  Jamie Oliver, the British chef, is actually trying to do something about the food that is served in America’s schools.  The reality show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, airs on Friday nights at 8:00 pm central on ABC.  He has gone to Huntington, West Virginia, and opened a kitchen to teach people how to cook healthier food.  He has also worked with the local school district to try to change the way food is prepared in the schools.  Huntington has a very high rate of obesity, and some of the individual stories are heartbreaking.  You can click on the link above to sign Jamie’s petition.

I have also included a link to a ft.com column titled “We need bold action to slow obesity’s march” by Michael Skapinker.  He discusses how the combination of high sugar, salt, and fat makes you want to eat more.  He advocates that besides eating less and exercising more, people need to take more responsibility about knowing what they are consuming.

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