Thursday, February 18, 2010

Go Jamie!

As a longtime appreciater of nutrition and English accents, I am stoked to share the following quote, which comes from a guy who promotes both:

"My wish is for you to have a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, to inspire families to cook again and to empower people everywhere to fight obesity ... This is a global problem. It is a catastrophe. It is sweeping the world. England is right behind you [America], as usual ... We need a revolution." -Jamie Oliver, a.k.a. The Naked Chef.

The quote comes from a CNN story about the celebrity chef's recent win of the TED Award. The prize is given annually to a different speaker at the TED Conference, a gathering of good thinkers who share ideas that could probably rock the world. Each winner gets the honor and a cash prize, plus the chance to share a wish for the world. According to the story on CNN,

"Oliver outlined a number of specific steps to help America get back to local and fresh foods and to combat obesity. Among them, he said:

• Every child in the U.S. should learn to cook 10 meals before leaving high school.

• Supermarkets should appoint 'food ambassadors' to explain to customers how they can prepare local, fresh and seasonal foods.

• Food companies should make education a central part of their business.

• Food labeling should be improved to accurately warn people about unhealthy food. He called America's current food-labeling system a 'farce.'"
So I think I speak for all of us when I say, "Go Jamie!" Now, go watch the video of him featured with the story on CNN. It's only a little over 2 minutes long. Bask in his wisdom and his accent.


  1. Go Jamie indeed! I like the idea of teaching kids to cook ten meals before they graduate high school.

  2. I do, too! I wish I'd learned ten meals before I graduated from high school. I'm 24, and I only know like two. And one of them is sandwiches. Lol.

  3. Haha, I'm not sure if I know ten...I do know a bit, thanks to the crock pot cookbook!