Have you watched Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC? If not, I think you should. If you are looking to change the way your family eats, it's educational. If you and your family already eat fresh, nutritious meals, it will help you understand other Americans better and open your eyes to a whole other world that is perhaps right next door.
Episode 2 has been the most, well, appalling to me. In that hour it showed Jamie Oliver step into a kindergarten classroom, hold up vegetables, and ask the students what they were...and none of them knew the answers. Not what a potato is. Not a tomato. And certainly not an eggplant. But wait, it gets so much worse. Just watch the video below in which Mr. Oliver shows children how chicken nuggets are made. It was an "epic failure." I'll be honest, I cried.
I encourage you all to join me in signing Jamie Oliver's petition to improve school food. Here is an excerpt from his site followed by a link to sign the petition:
"I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!Click here to sign the petition today! It takes 30 seconds.
With your help, we can get better food into homes, schools and communities all over America and give your kids a better future. Sign the petition to save America's cooking skills and improve school food. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your family. America's health needs you now!"
And then please, start a food revolution in your own home...cook something. From scratch. With fresh and raw ingredients - no packets, no cheating! And get your children in the kitchen with you...kids can cook with some guidance and instruction. It will get them on the path to a happy and healthy life!