2/3rds of America is statistically obese. We spend our life worried about homicide but it is such a minor part of why we die (other than natural causes) in the United States.
Obesity costs us $150 billion in health care bills each year.
How can you say something is low fat when it’s full of so much sugar?
School was always invented to give us the tools to be creative be amazing etc. But we haven’t really evolved it to deal with the health catastrophes of America. Kids eat lunch/breakfast 190 days of the year. School food is ridiculously important.
If you’re not a food expert and you have tighter budgets you have difficulty being creative as an accountant in a food environment. If you don’t have forks and knives in your school, you are fully endorsing fast food – because it’s hand held.
We don’t teach kids about food in elementary school. All it takes is two one hour sessions to fix the miseducation – but we don’t do it.
People on milk boards came to the realization that people would drink more milk if it tasted better because sugar content – however, the sugar is what kills and creates obesity.
It is profoundly important that every child leaves school able to cook 10 things that will save their lives.
If one person teaches 3 people how to cook, then they each tell 3 people how to cook too, that only has to happen 25 times to encapsulate all of America.
“I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” – Jamie Oliver
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