Friday, May 20th 2016
Food Revolution Day is a global initiative led by UK chef, Jamie Oliver, which has run for the last 5 years and spans over 100 countries. Diabetes NZ member and Paediatric Dietitian Lea Stening from Christchurch has joined the Food Revolution 2016 campaign.
WHAT IS IT?
An ongoing, global campaign to provoke debate and inspire positive, meaningful change in the way our children access, consume and understand food.
WHY IS IT BEING DONE?
We’re in the middle of a global health crisis. Right now an astounding 41 million children under five are overweight, while another 159 million are too undernourished to grow properly. We’re failing both our children and future generations by not empowering them with the right food and skills they need to grow healthily and happily.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Meaningful change is built from the ground up. The Food Revolution aims to educate and inspire people and communities to make better food choices and lobby governments and businesses to make positive, lasting change.
WHEN IS IT?
The Food Revolution is a global, year-round campaign. Every May, Food Revolution Day takes place to celebrate success, raise awareness and invite more people, businesses and governments to join the ongoing Revolution.
Lea says “We know New Zealand has a huge problem with obesity, diabetes and child ill health. However, we are a nation priviledged to grow good food, we have freedom and access to good health and education services. We can make a difference to the health of our nation if we just take the time to teach our children how to grow, cook and eat healthy real food.”
For more information, head over to jamiesfoodrevolution.org