Spearheaded by English chef and healthy eating activist Jamie Oliver, this Saturday, May 19 is the first annual Food Revolution Day.
The world’s rising rate of obesity is staggering. Since 1980 worldwide obesity has doubled, claiming the lives of 2.8 million people annually. Unfortunately, Canada is not exempt from these figures. Recent statistics from Health Canada state that one in four Canadian adults is obese. (That’s just obese, and does not include those who are overweight.) The economic burden of obesity is a heavy one too: in 2008 it was estimated at $4.6 billion, up from $3.9 billion since 2000.
The numbers don’t lie. It’s clear that we need an intervention. No, not an intervention, we need a revolution.
Spearheaded by English chef and healthy eating activist Jamie Oliver, this Saturday, May 19 is the first (of hopefully many) annual Food Revolution Day. The aim of this unique day is to foster the shift toward healthier eating habits and a real appreciation for the food we eat by connecting with others in our communities through events at schools, restaurants, dinner parties, local businesses, and farmers’ markets.
What can you do?
There are a number of ways to get involved in Food Revolution Day. Consider the following:
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