May 19, 2012 is Food Revolution Day. You may have heard about Jamie Oliver and his fight for real food and improved nutrition and nutrition education in UK and USA schools. The idea behind Food Revolution Day is to get the world talking about food, sharing food, sharing cooking skills, sharing information and knowledge.
In my practice I work to help you with your individual or team goals, but I also share my love of food and health through this blog. My husband and I both enjoy cooking, having friends and family over for meals, and going to cooking classes to continue to learn new skills and recipes. Unfortunately, many children today do not have basic cooking skills - this means that they will grow into adults lacking cooking skills and the ability to create healthy and delicious home cooked meals.
I know our lives can get hectic, but often with planning and preparation we can get back to home cooked meals and having family and friends gather to share food. Food shouldn't always be eaten in a rush, or in a car, or from a package. I will be attending a dinner party a few days before Food Revolution Day to share recipes and good food with a great group of women.
Jamie is supporting improved food education so that people can understand how and why to nourish their bodies with healthy food. Behaviour change can be difficult, so remember to start with a few small goals - find a recipe and try to create it, have one less meal out at a restaurant, share homemade food with friends and family, do whatever inspires you at school, work, or home to celebrate and create conversations around food.
Not sure where to start?
- check out recipes on this blog
- check out HealthCastle's learn to cook series
- check out the Rainbow Kitchen for ideas to get your kid's excited about food and cooking
- find a local cooking class such as Simon's Fine Foods
- ask a friend or family member to teach you how to make their specialty or favourite dish