This Friday April 23rd at 9pm/8C on ABC will be the season finale of Jamies Oliver’s Food Revolution. What has made this short, six episode series so special?
It vividly shows us the facts—the evidence as to the level of ignorance about food in our society, in all socio-economic levels. Of course, we know the facts but to see it manifested in our children via a reality show, is frightening and also motivating.
The Food Revolution has been an educational masterpiece for it graphically presents the gross reality about our children’ eating habit through our school’s breakfast and lunch programs. We see the cause for our nation’s pandemic of obesity. And, most importantly, it makes us want to do something about it! Oliver gives very easy to options for getting involved and becoming a part of the solution—like signing a petition.
If you haven’t taken the time to check Oliver’s work, watch the last show tomorrow night.
The bottom line question we must ask as health professionals is how do we get the masses educated so that they have the will to change the most fundamental aspect of their daily habits—their diet?
What do people want? The simple answer is that we all want to be healthy (and happy). We want to feel good. But most Americans don’t really believe that their dietary habits are the source of their trouble. If they actually did, they would change. If they believed that they could feel better through healthy eating they would change their eating habits—especially if the food is delicious. Watching those kids gobbling up Oliver’s wonderful homemade, mouth watering meals was heart warming. The kids obviously loved this new strange food—real whole, fresh, unprocessed food.
The brutal truth the show aimed to portray was that the way we eat is destroying us. This is the medical consensus across the board, from the holistic and allopathic medical communities to our governmental agencies such as the USDA and NIH. It is a well-established medical fact. How is then that the Amercian public at large is basically ignorant to this fact?
To educate we need to get ourselves inspired about food, sustainability and nature. Here’s a great three day summer seminar that I would love to attend, put on by The Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkley this summer—Sustainability Education: Connecting Art, Science and Design—great people, great food, enlightened ideas and Northern California in the Summer. Why not?
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