Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver

Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver

http://www.ted.com Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Jamie Oliver is transforming the way we feed ourselves, and our children. Jamie Oliver has been drawn to the kitchen since he was a child working in his father’s pub-restaurant. He showed not only a precocious culinary talent but also a passion for creating (and talking about) fresh, honest, delicious food. In the past decade, the shaggy-haired “Naked Chef” of late-’90s BBC2 has built a worldwide media conglomerate of TV shows, books, cookware and magazines, all based on a formula of simple, unpretentious food that invites everyone to get busy in the kitchen. And as much as his cooking is generous, so is his business model — his Fifteen Foundation, for instance, trains young chefs from challenged backgrounds to run four of his restaurants.

Now, Oliver is using his fame and charm to bring attention to the changes that Brits and Americans need to make in their lifestyles and diet. Campaigns such as Jamie’s School Dinner, Ministry of Food and Food Revolution USA combine Olivers culinary tools, cookbooks and television, with serious activism and community organizing — to create change on both the individual and governmental level.

Join Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: http://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/jamies-food-revolution/petition

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48 Comments

  1. The same changes in the economy that have led to the current state of food are affecting literally every other aspect of the economy as well. I could technically create my own car but it’s easier to go buy one typically

  2. just before anyone takes this man seriously, these are the names of his children:
    Poppy Honey Rosie
    Daisy Boo Pamela
    Petal Blossom Rainbow
    Buddy Bear Maurice
    River Rocket

  3. 3:30 I think that’s David byrn from talking heads in the Audience there. He does the motivational stuff now so makes sense

  4. J.E.R.F.

    JUST EAT REAL FOOD…

    Wash fruit well as it’s sprayed with 39 poisons… apples look PERFECT because birds & insects are clever enough to deduce this and not eat it at all…

  5. "As much sugar as a can of fizzy drink."
    Really? A 375 mL can of Coke has 39 grams. A 473 mL carton of chocolate milk has 26.
    Don’t get me wrong, I think like Oliver, there isn’t any need to flavor the milk, but it’s srill not as high in sugar as fizzy drink.
    Yet, 8 tablespoons of sugar a day… that’s 40 a week, 160 a month, 1600 a year, 9600 from Gr 1 to 6. That’s 300 lbs of sugar just from milk.

  6. Why did they tape plastic inside the wheel barrow. It’s not like sugar was going to hurt it.

    Maybe the returned it to the store after the ted talk.

  7. Corn dogs, pizzas, pancakes, lasagnas, sure, that’s ‘normal’. Yet people who don’t eat like that, and don’t know anyone who does, will assume that it is an epidemic because someone told them so.

  8. In Norway, we have a mandatory class called "mat og helse" i, n 6th, and 9th grade where we learn what to eat, how to make it, proper technique and what’s healthy.

  9. On a top of a that..no CHILD over the age of 2 ..or any grown up for that matter ..should be drinking milk.
    Milk is for the cows babies.
    And even those..stop drinking mothers milk quite fast.
    We are not calves.
    We need no milk at all.
    Fermented milk.products are great though.
    Eat them yourself and feed your child with plain full fat yoghurt..kefir..butter milk for extensive benefits.
    Full cream is good too because it has concentration of best saturated fats !!!
    But no plain milk

  10. Watching in 2019..
    Nothing has changed.
    It got worse !
    The motto of this seminar should have been
    Feeding children junk food = CHILD ABUSE !!!
    And should be punishable by law !

  11. society shames people for drug use. why is excessive salt fat sugar abuse accepted? we need a cultural change. if you eat junk food regularly you are no different from a junkie after his next hit. ignorance is bliss. unhealthy coorporations profit from your addiction and death the sooner this information is made known the better

  12. I may be able to point you in the right direction. There are five basic nutrients: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, the macronutrients; and vitamins and minerals, the micronutrients. Each one of these nutrients deserve equal respect but much confusion surrounds carbohydrates owing to the fact that most of the world eats refined carbohydrates, polishing off or sifting out the bran and germ and in the process stripping the grain of all it’s nutritional value. The solution is simply to start eating non gm whole foods such as brown, red or wild rice, brown bread, amaranth, sweet potatoes, potatoes, millet, yams, oats, einkorn, barley, or wheat berries and if you find that soybean oil, a common additive in bread makes you fart look for silver hills sprouted power bread, or brown bread from a local green market.

  13. At the rate people seem to go against science and believe they can regulate their own health, I question how his solution of government policing the food industry would work. Conspiracy theorists would just have a field day.

  14. Jamie, you’re such a beautiful person and a gift to the planet. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others. Namaste <3

  15. If vegetables tasted and looked like meat, i’d eat them but since they look weird and have foul smell(especially tomatoes), why should I eat something that is supposedly "healthy" if tasting it makes me gag out of disgustingness?

  16. I think Jamie overlooked that the federal government subsidises corn in order to keep food prices down, and that’s why corn, namely highly fructose corn syrup- a sugar, is in so much food.

    Why else do you think you can get a hamburger for a dollar? It’s not purely economies of scale. It’s because you have beef from cows fed on corn, the bun has corn syrup in it, the ketchup has corn syrup in it, the burger could be cooked with corn oil, and this is also not to mention how the fries could be fried in corn oil, and the soda probably has corn syrup in it.

  17. Every buck saved on food is wasted tenfold in health costs. Should America invest in more hospitals… or in better food education and provisioning?

  18. I respected him until he said he supports milk, sorry but for someone who tries to education about food thats the WORST thing you could recommend to people of any age to drink. We drink our mothers breast milk until needed and then stop, end of story. NO ONE should be drinking another mammals breast milk intended for its OWN offspring. ENOUGH of the LIES.

  19. So did that first girl die at 22? Because if she didn’t then maybe a lot of what he said was hyperbole and exaggeration. Heart disease is number one because we have practically eliminated infant mortality and reduced accidents, which held the high spots historically. After heart issues, like it stopping when we die, what’s left is a distant second.

  20. it’s be nice to have an update from Jamie Oliver early next year to check how the situation is and is it has improved at all

  21. I love the ideas he’s backing here.

    I do wish his TED talk didn’t come across so fat-shamey and that he’d focus more on what our social norms are in relation to nutrition and home economics basics like cooking healthy meals and understanding portion/calories and how these things affect one’s health.

    Additionally, tasting a variety of foods, no matter the age of the individual, the more likely it is for that person to be open to new flavors, consistencies, and combinations and therefore will likely be more exploratory when it comes to food options as choices.

    Feeding yourself and your family is built on habits. Cooking meals is time consuming and takes mental effort at the end of a long day when you’re already mentally exhausted. Most people want something easy and quick, meaning something they’re familiar with and can put together without much thought – of course, this doesn’t mean processed food. It’s not impossible to learn later in life but it much easier to start young and imbed those habits and positivity towards fresh food flavor profiles.

  22. Michelle Obama failed in her attempt to change school lunch. It wasn’t tasty, bad presentation, and not a good selection. I saw it with my own eyes.

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