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Jamie Oliver launches global campaign for food education in schools

Jamie used his visit to Australia late last month to launch his biggest campaign ever - a global petition that encourages governments of the G20 countries to make food education in schools part of the regular school curriculum.

The petition was launched at his Revolution LIVE event at the Sydney Opera House on 29 March and has already received more than 660,000 signatures to date.

Oliver said, "I've been campaigning in different countries for a while now and we've begun to see real change in some countries with cooking lessons in schools but now I'm taking it global. This change.org petition is a way to give a voice to everyone who cares about the future health of our children."

"Obesity more often than not leads to diet-related diseases like type-2 diabetes which can increase the risk of developing a number of serious health problems and decreases the life expectancy of many people. But obesity is preventable and I believe that by educating our children about food and where it comes from and how to cook it and how to shop, we can turn the tide on the obesity epidemic that affects most of the world in 2015."

The launch comes ahead of Food Revolution Day on 15 May, 2015, when literally thousands of schools from around the world will host events promoting food education.

Take a minute and watch Jamie's Food Revolution Day video here!

 

 

 

Source  : Food Revolution Day, 29 March 2015