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Simple Ways to Support Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

August 31, 2010

Flatout Family LogoWe don’t know about you, but Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution rocked our world.

Every day we make choices about what we put into our bodies. The more educated we are, the better choices we can make.

And this doesn’t just go for us. It goes for our kids as well.

It is more important than ever that we teach our kids not only how to cook, but how to love their bodies and themselves.

Whether you caught every moment or didn’t see a single episode, this video is a great recap of why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is so important – and it starts with each of us.

Powerful stuff, right?

If you’re anything like us, your personal revolution may have started to waiver once the show ended. It’s much easier to stay motivated and engaged with a program when it’s something that you’re reminded daily, weekly or even monthly to do. With back-to-school season in full swing, we were curious about what Mr. Oliver has been up to since the show ended, so we did some research. Here is what we found:

  • Food Revolution won an Emmy! Yup, Jamie and team scooped up one of those shiny statuettes.
  • 615,574 people have signed Jamie’s petition to date! If you haven’t, you can still do so here.
  • Jamie has dedicated an entire area of his site to healthy cooking with the family, complete with recipes, videos and helpful tips and tricks.

Food Revolution

So you’ve signed the petition, now what? Small things add up, so we suggest trying one these simple ideas sometime in the next week:

  • Slice up apples, instead of scooping up ice cream for dessert one night.
  • Take a “kitchen tour” with your kids. You can show younger kids basic tools, such as a carrot peeler or sauté pan. Engage older children by having them assist you in cooking a favorite recipe.
  • Have a sit down breakfast at least once this week – one that everyone in the house attends.
  • Bring the whole family grocery shopping and ask everyone to pick one fruit or vegetable from the produce section that they have never tried. Work to incorporate those items into your dinner menus over the next week.

So how are we getting involved? We’re dedicated to facilitating more conversations about healthy eating, complete with new recipes and information.

Starting September 15, we’ll be featuring a month’s worth of healthy school lunch options, created and brought to you by five moms! We’re excited and can’t wait to continue talking more about healthy lunchtime – and everytime – options!

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • Why is healthy eating important to you and your family?

Bon appetit!

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