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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Have you SEEN Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution??  It's fantastic.  Here's the first episode for you:



You can see the next three episodes on Hulu.com.  Jamie Oliver, fancy chef dude, went to Huntington, West Virginia, the fattest county in America, to try to revolutionize their school lunch programs.

Seriously.

Watch it.  It's FANTASTIC.  It's sometimes ASTOUNDING to see what is considered a "vegetable" in American schools.  It's HEARTBREAKING to see the youth of America eating CRAP on a daily basis.  It will make you angry, it will make you sad, but it will leave you incredibly hopeful for the future.  Can we teach kids to be healthy?  Can we actually get them to like healthy food?

How much longer are we going to be on of the most obese countries in the world?  You look at the kids in West Virginia, and they're SICK.  They're obese and it's reducing their lifespan not by months, not by years, but by DECADES.

And then you look around you, and think, "Huh.  It's not that different here, either."

Watch it.  Please.

What are some of the biggest changes you think Americans need to make in their daily life to affect healthy behaviors and lifestyles?