Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

“My wish is for you to help a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food. To inspire families to cook again and to empower people everywhere to fight obesity”
- Jamie Oliver (a chef, a celebrity, a young father, a food revolutionary)

An inspiring, passionate, shocking – a ‘must-see’ TED speech about the need to educate our children about food.

  • 2/3 of people in the U.S. are statistically overweight or obese
  • On average current generation of children will have a shorter life span than their parents due to ill effects of food they eat
  • Highest causes of death in the U.S. are diet related diseases not the front-page news stories of homicides, natural disasters, accidents (it’s also a global problem)
  • Obesity costs Americans 10% of our national health care bill – $150 billion per year (much more than smoking). This amount is forecast to double in the next 10 years.

This entry was posted in Nutrition and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>