Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Global Day of Awareness is coming to South Florida. Local Registered Dietician and owner of ABCD Eat Right is hosting two events: An educational lecture to the fifth graders at Hammock Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach County on May 17th and a Broward County event at Dania Beach Market and PATCH Garden, Saturday May 18th from 8:30am-2pm.
Brandi Thompson has joined thousands of other passionate foodies around the world in supporting Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day 2013 which this year falls on Friday 17th May. This year the weekend of May 17-19 will recognize the efforts of Food Revolution Day including global events to raise awareness including garden and green market events, dinner parties, educational classes and more.
Food Revolution Day is an annual day of awareness, begun by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, which aims to raise the profile of food education as a key to transforming the lives of millions of people across the world. The first Food Revolution Day was held in May 2012 and involved over 1,000 events globally in 62 countries (see www.foodrevolutionday.com).
Thompson says: “Anyone can support Food Revolution Day, even with something as simple as holding a dinner party with fresh cooked ingredients or if that’s not possible just trying a new type of fresh food. I’ll be holding three events throughout the weekend. The first event will be a nutrition presentation to the fifth graders at Hammock Pointe Elementary in Boca Raton. Erneston Produce will be donating a healthy snack in conjunction with a cooking demonstration and fun nutrition related education geared towards the graduating fifth graders. The second event will be held in partnership with FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition in Youth) and the TOUCH (Transforming our Communities Health) grant at Dania Beach Market Garden on May 18th, 2013 from 8:30am-2pm and everyone is welcome to help or come and join in. And the third event is a private dinner party for friends and family. “
Jamie Oliver added: “It’s fantastic that FLIPANY and Brandi Thompson are involved in this year’s Food Revolution Day as it’s already bigger and louder than last year. We want everyone who cares about food education to get together to show that this is a massively important issue. Our kids need to learn about food from an early age and we also need to help those adults who can’t cook. It’s all about inspiring people to get cooking and love fresh food.”
People everywhere can visit foodrevolutionday.com and jamiesfoodrevolution.com to find out how to get involved, download resources and toolkits and request to bring food education to their school or workplace. Visit foodrevolutionday.com/teams to see our growing army of global volunteers. More than 450 volunteers in 332 cities worldwide from New York City and Buenos Aires to Nairobi and Singapore, are taking action.
About the Ambassador and their community
Thompson says: “I volunteer for the Food Revolution and give my spare time for free to further the mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. The Food Revolution has selected a number of volunteers from around the world who showed a deep commitment to real food and I’m thrilled to be one of them.”
Brandi is a Registered and Licensed Dietician and has been practicing for over 12 years. Brandi works year round with the TOUCH (Teaching Our Communities Health) grant initiative in Broward County and FLIPANY which work towards teaching children healthy eating habits and promoting physical activity in the preschool aged child. ” Brandi also provides private consultations for adults and children that need nutritional guidance through her company ABCD Eat Right.
About the Food Revolution
The Food Revolution is a global movement that allows people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources and also to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people work together to make a difference. The Food Revolution is about connecting with your community in schools, restaurants and local businesses. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.
About Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution
Jamie Oliver is the founder and driving force that inspired millions around the world to join the Food Revolution. In 2010, as part of the ABC TV series, Jamie’s Food Revolution, Jamie worked to improve school food and set up a community kitchen in Huntington, West Virginia to teach people how to cook from scratch. Although difficult at first, it received a great response and a second series followed tackling school food and eating habits in Los Angeles. Jamie set up the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to continue this work across America and inspire people everywhere to stand up for real food. The Food Revolution is now a global movement, reaching communities around the world through a network of volunteers, tackling the obesity epidemic and diet-related diseases with better food education and cooking fresh, real food from scratch.
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