Monday, May 31, 2010

eating ourselves to death

I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
~Jamie Oliver~

Last week I read about this and this. Mercifully there are no plans to bring either of those products to Canada but still... what is going on?!  I thought on reading these that the defenders of the fast food industry are starting to sound a lot like the defenders of big tobacco. The analogy is apt.  More people die from diet-related illness than from disease brought on by smoking. 

For the past number of years Chef Jamie Oliver has used his celebrity to fuel his crusade to change how our kids our eating in home and in schools. 

His speech at TED was powerful and terrifying but we can change it and we start by teaching our kids about food, taking time to cook together and demanding better in our homes, schools and Main Streets.   Take 20 minutes to watch this. 

A big thanks goes to Buy Local NB who brought this to my attention and who are doing their part to educate New Brunswickers about eating better.

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