Food Revolution Day @ The Lawn

Posted on May 6, 2012

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If you have been following Jamie Olive on TLC, you might have come across his cooking shows and maybe even his campaign (Feed me better) which pledged to move British schoolchildren towards eating healthily and cutting out junk foods.

For the past 7 years, Jamie (a celebrity chef and restauranteur) has been striving to improve the horrendous diets and poor cooking habits of the public in United Kingdom & the United States, introducing simple and healthy culinary methods for daily meals.

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In Singapore, a group of passionate food lovers, are putting their heads together to organise Food Revolution Day. This global event is initiated by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution team, in efforts to spread awareness about the importance of what goes into our food and bodies.
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Food Revolution Day on 19 May is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference.

Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers’ markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.
(source: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com)

I love watching Jamie Oliver on television. From the first few episodes of ‘The Naked Chef’ to the remarkable ‘Jamie’s School dinners’ in which he took responsibility for running the kitchen meals in Kidbrooke School, Greenwich, for a year and thus began his quest to help reform the lives of the younger generation, my favourite ‘Jamie’s 30-minutes meals’ and not forgetting his ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’.

Have you ever thought of what actually goes into your food? And did you know that processed nuggets and sausages are crazily high in salt content and flavoured milk contain the same amount of sugar in soft drinks? Get information like these on his shows.
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Compared to the US & UK diets, Singaporeans are way more fussy when it comes to our daily eats. We are lucky to have an extensive variety of cuisines to choose but do you really know which to pick?

Can’t do away with the occasional Char Kway Teow or your favourite Katong Laksa? Why not think of diverse ways in preparing these dishes, healthier ways. Think about it and let us lead ourselves to a better lifestyle.

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Join them for a fun-filled evening with lots of activities to attend.
Throughout the four-hour event that will run from 4pm – 8pm, there will be cooking demos, food photography and healthcare talks, as well as a food competition. The sponsors will also be setting up booths just outside The Lawn, where their wares will be available for sale.

100% of net funds raised through Food Revolution Day will go to food education projects in the UK, US and Australia.

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Jamie and crew would like YOU to be part of this REVOLUTION.

Why should we help?
– Worldwide, 43 million children under the age of 5 are overweight or obese*
– Severe obesity can shorten your life expectancy by 10 years**
– Worldwide, 1.5 billion adults are obese or overweight *
OBESITY IS PREVENTABLE
Sources: * WHO | ** Medical Research Council *** The Lancet

*爱Makan is blogging on this voluntarily and would like to help the FoodRevSG team reach out to more people out there who can all help make a huge difference to the community.*

Thank you for reading and hope to see you there on the 19th of May!

Check outFoodRevSG on Facebook.
OR
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day website

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MoonBerry
Miss Tam Chiak
Camemberu
Melicacy
sgfoodonfoot

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