Mark your calendars! Jamie Oliver has announced the launch of the first-ever Food Revolution Day on May 19 around the world, aiming to promote healthy eating and curb the rising obesity epidemic.
Families, communities, schools and workplaces are encouraged to host dinner parties and create local events that help people reconnect with the food they’re eating and move away from fast and processed foods.
To help families incorporate principles of Food Revolution Day, the Jamie Oliver Foundation has created a 30-point toolkit. Here’s a selection of ideas:
-Get the whole family into the kitchen and learn to cook together
-Cook using fresh ingredients
-Cook around what the family likes to eat, but give favorite meals healthy makeovers
-Try new recipes and make it fun
-Involve kids in the grocery shopping
-Stick to a grocery list
-Avoid buying foods that have ingredients you can’t pronounce
-Plan meals ahead
-When cooking, double portions and freeze leftovers for busy weeknights
-Stock pantry with basics
-Sit down to regular family meals
-Don’t ban treats or you’ll increase their appeal
-Limit sugary drinks
-Visit farmers’ markets and buy local
-Grow a garden
-Be mindful of portion sizes between parents and the children
For more info, visit http://foodrevolutionday.com.