Happy Food Revolution Day, y’all!
As most of you know, I’m really passionate about food (mainly eating it), but since starting my personal experiments with how the right food can help me feel a bit better, I’ve also become really passionate about people learning and understanding food a lot more.
It was almost shocking how ill-informed I was about what I ate and the food industry. I may have gone a bit too far in my obsession to “brainwash” myself into wanting to eat a certain way (hello, orthorexia). From a young age, and because of my inability to exercise, I became overweight and often turned to restriction and low-fat, low calorie diets like weight watchers to try and help.
As I became older, developed more illnesses (non-diet related) and started on my own food experiments with whole foods, I became saddened at even how in the wellness industry, among people who were supposedly more enlightened about food, fads are still everywhere, with misinformation spreading like wildfire across social media channels.
This is why I’m a proud supporter of Jamie Oliver’s #FoodRevolutionDay.
Based the basic premise that diet-related diseases are rising at an alarming rate, and that around the world over 42 million children under the age of five are overweight or obese, it has never been more important to educate children about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies.
Jamie believes that “by educating children about food in a practical, fun and engaging way, we can provide them with the knowledge and skills they so urgently need to lead healthier, happier lives. We need to make practical food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum across the world”