Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

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I am passionate about teaching children about healthy, natural food. I may not always succeed when it comes to my own children, but I do my best to give them good options and hope that someday they will be able to make the right choice on their own.

There are times that I allow them to have junk food because it is not always possible to shield them. I also do not want them to have to go to a party and be the only kid not allowed to have cake. I just explain to them that this is a special treat. It would also not be fair to ask a teacher at school or church to not be the mean one and not give them the same snack all the other kids are having.

It is important to teach your kids moderation and be a good example with your own food choices. If I ever go back to school once my kids are in school full time I would love to find some career that involves teaching children how to make good food choices.

I was very excited to see that Jamie Oliver is hosting a new show called Food Revolution. I watched the first episode with my husband. We were both in shock at the foods that are considered healthy and well balanced in the school system. I realize that cost is a factor, but surely we can do better. If you missed the episode make sure to check it our here and see what you think.


  1. I just had to comment - thank you so much for posting this! I watched the first episode online and then tuned in last night - it was the first TV show I have actually watched on TV (not online!) in months! VERY interesting, engaging, and thought-provoking. I can't wait to see more!

  2. Our chiropractor had this episode playing in his office last week. UGH! My almost-12-y-o Aspie son was disgusted, especially with the "chicken nugget" experiment, and the fact that those little kids still wanted it! "Are they stupid?" he asked. "No, they are just so used to that being 'food' that they still want it. Also, they said they were hungry." Makes me glad we've moved to more natural foods (in the course of going GFCF). Kudos to JO; I hope he can get ppl to wake up and be more intentional & healthy with their food choices!

  3. Hi I am from Australia and I have just found your blog. I have just started a food blog so I am happy to find another food blogger! Look forward to reading more of your posts. We just watched the Jamie Oliver Food revolution series and it mad me even more passionate to teach good home cooking to our next generation. xx