Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm All for the Food Revolution

With all the garbage that is on TV it's hard to find shows that are worthwhile. I have been tuning in to "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" on ABC. I love it! It's on Friday nights, so I record it and watch it over the weekend. Jamie's goal is to change the way Americans eat. No one can deny that our country is getting unhealthier and heavier every year. Obviously our lifestyle and food choices are the reason. This show is about following Jamie on his quest to enlighten and teach our country about eating right, how it can be affordable and easy.

I think his cause is really awesome, and I have loved watching him try to change the hearts and minds of so many unhealthy people. It is shocking how many people don't know how to eat healthy or why it's even important. I was so sad when he quizzed the 1st grade--he held up different fruits/vegetables and asked the class to tell him what it was. Not one child knew what a tomato was! Or a potato! Or any of the food he held up. Then , he held up french fries, pizza, etc and they all knew. None of them knew where pizza sauce or french fries come from.

The Food Revolution is about health & happiness--and taking care of our bodies. His focus on public school lunches is probably the one I agree with him most on.

Anyway, if you get a chance give it a watch! Let's support this cause by tuning in!

Be Healthy. Be Happy.


  1. I've heard the title of the show but never knew anything about it. I am totally intrigued and love what he is doing. My DVR is set and I'm excited to watch my first episode.

    One thing we are set on teaching this baby is how to live a healthy life style from day one. those poor 1st graders. It breaks my heart that there are so many people who just have no clue how to really take care of themselves, or their children.

  2. I just started watching the show tonight! It is excellent, I am a huge fan! Thanks for posting about it! Jamie was honored with a prestigious TED prize for his work. My mom is really into the "TED Talks" and always forwards me new videos. This is what TED stands for:

    "TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize."

    And here is Jamie's video on Ted!


  3. I have watched it myself and it disgusted me that all those people were against him at the elementary school! More power to him!

  4. I LOVE this show and have seen it from the beginning. I hope it catches on and spreads like wild fire:-)

  5. I love that show too! WHat great blog! Thanks for creating this! I added you to my links!