Have you heard of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution? If you haven't, it is chef Jamie Oliver's campaign to fight obesity in America. At the rate we're going in America, most of us won't outlive our parents due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. That's a scary statistic. Jamie has a show on Abc that is incredibly inspiring and fascinating. What's more is that through his website you can get involved too! Right now he is in the process of reaching 1 million signatures on his petition. Help him out. He only has 219,118 left to go. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Ricky Gervais, Orlando Bloom, Elton John, Justin Bieber, and MANY more have all signed, and it's so simple. http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/sign-petition
While this is a study carried out in the UK, it’s outcomes affect many more countries, including America which is in the top 10 countries in terms of cancer frequency per country (3), and where according to the CDC, about one-third of US adults (33.8%) are overweight or obese, putting them at a higher risk for cancer(4). Additionally, approximately 17% (12.5 million) of US children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are also obese (4), and it has been reported that US teens do not eat enough fruit and veg (5).
Full Study here Cancer Research UK.
Just sign and let Jamie and America know that you are not okay with the countless numbers of people dying and getting sick because of poor health habits.
Want to get more involved? I am one of the admins for the Wilmington, DE Food Revolution page, but that doesn't mean that if you don't live in DE you can't spark a revolution too! Like it on Facebook, and you'll not only get updates from my blog with fresh recipes and health tips, but you'll also get updates from the Food Revolution Headquarters themselves!
Also, go to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution site and click on your state. You'll get great feedback on the health of your community, learn about how others are making a positive impact in their community, and get great tips and more recipes! http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/activists
If you live near Pennsylvania, this website is FANTASTIC because you can type in your zip code and it locates the closest local food for you! http://www.buylocalpa.org/ But if you don't, simply search in google for local food stands in your area!
Here are some great sites that Jamie posted on his site! http://www.slowfoodusa.org/
Bonne Santé and happiness!!