FIGHTING FOR FOOD EDUCATION
FRIDAY MAY 15TH
AN INCREDIBLE 812,000 food revolutionaries signed the 2010/11 petition to stand up for the united belief that kids need better food at school and better health prospects - THANK YOU (from Jamie Oliver’s Fighting for Food Education organization)! We're so grateful for your support and delighted so many agree action needs to be taken.
YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. With your support, this uprising led to a truly global movement, with the launch of Food Revolution Day in 2012. The same year the Ambassador Programme was also launched - a growing group of thousands of passionate volunteers in over 100 countries. It has also grown an active, empowered and noisy community online and put pressure on leaders who can help us create positive change and begin to reverse the obesity epidemic through improved food education, food quality and security.
While the Food Revolution has continued to grow, we’ve still got work to do. With 42 million children across the world under the age of five either overweight or obese, the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming statistics. That’s why for this Food Revolution Day, Jamie has launched a global petition calling on leaders and governments of the G20 to make practical food education compulsory at school.
It’s essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives and we passionately believe that it is every child’s human right. Food education will make a difference to the lives of the next generation. So please continue your support by signing this petition and sharing change.org/jamieoliver on facebook and twitter to help spread the word, we can’t do it without you.
We’ve already gathered an amazing 600,000 signatures from over 160 countries, but to create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action, we need to get to millions!
For more information, follow this link: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/#D7YiQ1lOV4g6PJ3S.97