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With obesity being as big of a problem as it is in the United States, I cannot imagine why anyone would not see the wisdom in teaching our children healthier eating habits. Many children are eating two meals a day at school, so even if they went home and all their parents served them was fast food, they would still get some nutrition and exposure at the school. In relation to total per capita income, Americans spend less on food than any other developed country (see this article for more information about that). However, from my perspective we are just delaying the costs and putting it towards something else, namely health care. We don't want to spend the money to put healthy, nutritionous food on our tables and in our cafeterias, and yet we end up spending the money to combat all of the "western diseases" that result from eating so many processed foods, having such a skewed omega 3/omega 6 ration, etc.
So now I'm off my soapbox of how much it bothers me to see young children eating so poorly. :) the show is really entertaining, even if you aren't as much into the food industry and changes in the attitudes towards food as I am. Jamie Oliver seems like a really great guy with good intentions, so I am excited to see what kind, if any, of changes he is able to implement into Huntington.
For more information about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, go to his homepage and read more about his campaign here.
I'm reading this: Jamie Oliver's Food RevolutionTweet this! Posted by Lauren on Friday, April 09, 2010