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Today (16 May, 2014) is the third annual Food Revolution Day, a worldwide celebration organized in the U.K. – and in the U.S. – by Jamie Oliver and his Food Foundation, as well as The Good Foundation of Australia.

Food Revolution Day is about keeping cooking skills alive, raising awareness about food and the supply chain, the importance of supporting local farmers, as well as a day of global action aimed at raising awareness of preventable diet related illnesses.

This year, the event focuses on inspiring kids all over the world to cook fresh and healthy food from scratch. “Children today are the first generation predicted to live shorter lives than their parents because of diet and inactivity. Worldwide, there are already more than 43million children under the age of five who are either overweight or obese. If this continues, the figure will rise to nearly 60million by 2020” (link). Anyone is invited to host a Food Revolution Day activity – Oliver recommends organizing a potluck dinner, leading a farmers market tour, planting a community garden or throwing a street party.

We believe that Food Revolution Day should also be a day of action aimed at raising awareness about ethical food and sustainability. For more information, see our Ethical Guide to Food & Drink.

For more information about the day of action, see the Food Revolution Day website.

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