“I love the Food Revolution because it calls attention to some of our food system's biggest—and most fixable—problems and provides tools for each of us to be part of the solutions.”
All the latest stories on the food issues that matter. Stay informed and join the conversation.
16 August 2016
The Government found £16bn worth of food equivalent to £700 per household is wasted every year as a result of consumers buying it and throwing it in the bin.
5 August 2016
Italy has made it easier for companies and farmers to donate food to charities and is encouraging greater use of “doggy bags” at restaurants as part of a legislative push to curb the epidemic of food waste.
2 August 2016
In honour of Meat Free Week we reached out to our Food Revolution Ambassador network to get some real life inspiration and stories about how they approach Meat Free Week or if not the whole week, then at least cutting back a little.
25 July 2016
Diane Abbott is the shadow health secretary and Labour MP for Hackney North – “The health of children should be a priority for any Government as a moral duty.
The Huffington Post
25 July 2016
We all know the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but when Richard Kennedy tagged us on twitter and shared his initiative to actually make REAL food available in hospitals, we knew we had the reach out and find out more… “I have to admit my original inspiration was in fact Jamie Oliver himself!
22 July 2016
As I watched the action of the Euros 2016 at the Stade de France and other stadiums on the TV earlier this summer, I couldn’t help but think about one of the statistics that the Love Food Hate Waste campaign employs to illustrate the problem of household food waste in the UK.
13 July 2016
There was standing room only at the World Health Assembly in May when Jamie Oliver and head of the World Health Organisation Margaret Chan were joined by ministers from every continent to agree action to tackle child malnutrition.
13 July 2016
Food companies toss added sugars into almost three-quarters of all packaged products, including nutritious-sounding items such as instant oatmeal and peanut butter, and even into foods that aren’t supposed to be sweet, such as tomato sauce and crackers.
The Washington Post
10 July 2016
Coming from Southern India I grew up celebrating Pongal, an auspicious festival to appreciate the work that farmers do, giving thanks to the land, to the Sun God Surya, and for a good harvest that puts rice on everyone’s plates.
5 July 2016
The research showed that 65 per cent of parents routinely offered too much squash or fruit juice, and 24 per cent of parents gave children a whole pack of jelly sweets as a treat (three times the recommended amount).
25 June 2016
The Food Revolution is all about inspiring and engaging the next generation to get cooking, learn about real food and vote with their forks, and that’s exactly what’s taking place through the ‘Seeds of Change’ project in Northern England.
24 June 2016
Mars Food, the company behind many household brands including Uncle Ben’s and Dolmio, recently made headlines when they said that people should only eat their products once a week because of their high sugar, salt or fat content.
21 June 2016
We’ve been mates since school, and three years ago we started to think about how we could combine our skills and passions to find a new and innovative way to change the debate about childhood obesity.
16 June 2016
Junk food companies targetting children with “subtle, sophisticated and surreptitious methods in an environment where parents don’t know what’s going on – and can’t easily find out”.
14 June 2016
Launching today, the 2016 Global Nutrition Report finds that the world is off track to reach global targets on nutrition, but that we can reverse this trend and end malnutrition by 2030.
13 June 2016
Today Jamie headed to the EAT Food Forum in Stockholm, an event that brings together global change makers from the fields of science, business, politics and civil society to talk about global food issues and how we can shift our food system to a healthier and more sustainable one.
7 June 2016
Dear Patients, As a practicing physician for over 10 years, please accept my sincere apologies for prescribing the exact types of food in our hospitals, commonly known as “hospital food,” that have led you to be hospitalized in the first place.
3 June 2016
Research shows that marketing greatly influences the food children choose to eat – making it hard for parents to do what’s best for their children, and indeed, hard to make the right food choices for themselves.
1 June 2016
The reduction could be damaging for US exporters of meat, but environmentalists believe less meat consumption would also benefit the environment as factory farms cause methane pollution.
31 May 2016
Britain’s leading anti-obesity campaign group is in turmoil after its controversial new dietary advice provoked serious infighting and threats by leading doctors to shun it over its “misleading” views.
31 May 2016
Since first engaging in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution four years ago, Mount Desert Island Hospital and Health Centers have deepened their partnership with coastal Maine farmers, growers and chefs to bring unique food education and wellbeing initiatives to the local community.
30 May 2016
For the sake of our children and a stronger future for our country, we should all hope that Congress takes actions that support the efforts of schools and organizations working to improve school and child health and not hinder them.
27 May 2016
On 17 May 2016, the sixth Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN): In Practice brief “Empowering women and Girls to Improve Nutrition: Building a Sisterhood of Success” was launched at the 2016 Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
26 May 2016
In celebration of Food Revolution Day, our lovely friends over at Instagram dedicated their Weekend Hashtag Project to ‘Edible Art’ and encouraged Instagrammers from all over the world to join the revolution and make photos and videos using healthy, fresh food in creative ways.
26 May 2016
As Big Soda faces increasing pressures in high-income countries–declining sales in the United States and a soda tax in the United Kingdom among other countries, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are revving the engines of their marketing juggernaut in low- and middle-income countries.
26 May 2016
The Food Revolution 2016 kicked off in NYC this May with the Foodstand’s Food Book and Film Club discussion with Michael Moss, best selling author of Salt Sugar Fat, and Chef Evan Hanczor, from Wellness in the Schools, a organisation that inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in NYC […]
25 May 2016
I first became a Food Revolution Ambassador after being recruited by the first Uruguayan ambassador who noticed my work and commitment to food education through my program, Petit Gourmet Fooducation.
25 May 2016
To make pre-kindergarten available to all 3- and 4-year-olds, Philadelphia’s mayor has proposed a soda tax that requires beverage distributors to pay 3 cents for every ounce of sugary drink sold in the city.
24 May 2016
Following the success of an amazing Food Revolution Day last Friday (read about it here), Jamie was yesterday at the World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva talking about global nutrition and asking health ministers from around the world what they are doing in their countries to improve child health through food.
“As BCFN Foundation, we know and appreciate Jamie’s efforts to promote healthier and more sustainable eating habits. We are glad to support the Food Revolution Day, which does a great job in raising awareness on delicious, healthy and sustainable food. Food is a very serious matter. We can all make a difference with the daily choices we make. Let’s act together – policymakers, the business world and citizens - to make our food system more sustainable. The decisions we’ll take over the next few years will determine the future of our planet.”
19 May 2016
For Food Revolution Day on May 20th, we’ve teamed up with Facebook and their new Facebook Live tool that allows anyone to stream live video to their audience, engage in conversation and spread the word in a personal, direct and reactive way that traditional media cannot match.
"Here in India we’re in the middle of a child nutrition crisis – as millions of kids suffer from being severely under-nourished, , whilst last year over a quarter of Indian children between the ages of 13 and 18 were classed as obese. If we’re going to combat the nutrition crisis we have to do it as one.”
“It’s great to be involved in the Food Revolution Day this year. It is particularly important for us here in Kenya, as we are experiencing a child nutrition crisis. On one hand we’ve got millions of kids suffering from under-nutrition, and on the other hand, more and more Kenyan kids are now becoming obese - if we’re going to combat this crisis we have to do it as one.”
“It’s great to be involved in the Food Revolution this year. It’s particularly important to us here in Nigeria as we’re experiencing a child nutrition crisis. On one hand, we’ve got millions of kids suffering from undernutrition, and on the other hand more and more Nigerian kids are becoming obese. If we’re going to combat this crisis we have to do it as one.”
"It’s particularly important to us here in Australia because so many of our children do not have a balanced diet, with nowhere near enough fresh vegetables and fruit, and it’s causing serious health issues we can’t ignore. Kids can’t be expected to make the choices about what they eat themselves, so we need to guide them and lead by example."
17 May 2016
I’ve been teaching kids to cook for over 6 years now – in November 2009, I heard Jamie Oliver speak in Toronto about the Food Revolution (he had just finished up filming in Huntington for the Food Revolution show) and what he said that evening really resonated with me.
11 May 2016
People might think of junk food as a greasy burger or a deep fried mars bar but you’d be surprised to find out that junk food has a much wider reach and has been slowly but surely working its way into nearly every household in Britain.