Jamie Oliver’s TED Wish – Educate Kids About Food

Jamie Oliver is a chef. As such he loves food.

Given one single wish, that he gets to make in front of the best and brightest people with all the resources in the world, he chose to confront the childhood obesity epidemic armed with information and education.

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#1 Margaret on 03.01.10 at 9:32 am

Love it! This is a great presentation!

#2 Tracee on 03.01.10 at 9:36 am

TED has so many great presentations. It’s one of my favorite things. Love Technology because it brings me things like TED!

#3 magpie on 03.01.10 at 11:07 am

That is an excellent lecture. For me, it’s preaching to the converted, but I like it anyway.

#4 Tracee on 03.01.10 at 11:21 am

I like it because it really validates and clarifies what I’ve been thinking. Also, because TED has historically be highly effective in making huge change very quickly. (Think Bono and African AIDS (red) campaign + )

I find the labeling infuriating and frustrating. I’m a smart lady making all kinds of effort, still food labeling so convoluted that I often have no idea if I’m really making the best nutritional choice for my family.

I desperately want to see calorie count right next to food on a restaurant menu. And the school lunch menu.

I’m super-frustrated with my kids’ schools, their social activities and even our family’s attitude about food. I’m frustrated with the anti-skinny social brigade too (think we hate Kate Moss.)

I need help. My kids aren’t with me 24-7 and I need corporations, restaurants, government and social changes to help me be effective in educating my kids about food and help all of us make the best choices.

I’m disappointed at the amount of criticism Michele Obama is getting from groups who claim to care about this issue.

I’m disappointed, though not surprised, that people are defending their fat emotionally (cause let’s face it, addicts defend their addiction and we’re all addicted to corn syrup and dextrose and the other 2000 sugars and syrups in our food by now).

I feel like I’m swimming against a swift current about this most of the time.

I’m expecting our pending move to Colorado will significantly improve our social climate in regards to weight and food pressures, provide a more active lifestyle and provide access to a lot more healthy food choices.

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