Jamie Oliver wants you -- to eat fresh, wholesome foods and rally your schools, restaurants and grocery stores to do the same. I can do that. Can you?
America is fat. And if you don't believe me, take a look at the obesity chart completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Orange as far as the eye can see -- which means that most of our states have an obesity rate greater than 25 percent of our population. Doesn't seem like much? Combine this with the fact that for the first time in our history, our children are expected to have a shorter lifespan than us.
This is why Jamie is calling America to arms with his new series, "Food Revolution" (premiering March 26 on ABC at 9 PM PST). He's presenting the cold hard facts about what we put into our bodies on a daily basis. And, judging by the clips, he's got a hard road in front of him. He faces one mom who solely feeds her family from boxed and frozen products, a child who thinks potatoes and tomatoes, and a school that believes french fries count as a veggie. A. Veggie.
His principle is simple. Out with the junk and in with the good. So, in honor of Jamie, and really for my kid, I'm put down that candy bar and picking up a carrot stick, because as he says, the revolution starts with me!
Want to start a revolution of your own? Visit JamieOliver.com.
|Christina Montoya Fiedler resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with husband Andy and her son, Joseph. She juggles baby and work from home as a freelance publicist and attributes her strong love for life and sense of humor to her loving familia.|