Meaningful change is built from the ground up and our global team of Food Revolution ambassadors are testament to that. Throughout the year they celebrate the joy of food, educate their communities about real food and inspire on more and more people to join the food revolution.
As we embark on the fifth annual Food Revolution Day, here’s a roundup of some of their plans to bring the revolution to life around the world.
Megan Scott, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
This year for Food Revolution Day I will be teaching a group of local children how to cook quick and easy healthy recipes, using an abundance of vibrant coloured fruit and vegetables. The children will receive a certificate after they completed the event, together with a little goodie bag which hopefully will also inspire their parents. I will be documenting and posting the pictures from the day on the Food Revolution Sault Ste. Marie Instagram.
Ruta Sirgedaite, Mysen, Norway
This year I have teamed up with a local kindergarten for Food Revolution Day. The entire kindergarten is going to be involved, from the littlest ones learning about real food to our older ones preparing and cooking a meal together for the rest of the kindergarten. We’ll be educating the kids about food waste, sugar, and the impact that food has on our bodies and our environment in the hope that they in turn can inspire their parents to make small but significant household changes. I will also document the events going on on the local Facebook page.
Muriel Strobos, Curacao, Caribbean
This year, we’re celebrating Food Revolution Day at the local zoo! There will be 8 cooking stations, offering Food Revolution recipes to a total of 256 children throughout the day. On our eggs cooking station we’ll be joined by our local poultry farmer and on our juice bar kids will be making their own fruity concoctions! The local nursery will showcase some herbs to make a lovely herb butter with, and there will be a start up company who grow microgreens on hand to educate the community about the work they do. Throughout the day, we will be baking ‘poffertjes’ (typical Dutch little pancake using locally grown pumpkins, waffles using local honey and there will be a peanut butter station using local peanut butter. We bringing kids, volunteers and local entrepreneurs together over food in a environmentally conscious location.
Mary Bablan, Bucharest
Together with my fellow Food Revolution ambassadors here in Romania, we are collaborating to host a number of events during Food Revolution week. At the European School of Bucharest we’ll be making the Food Revolution DIY oaty breakfast cereal with the students. Alongside this I will be giving a sugar demonstration, showing the crazy amount of sugar in shop bought cereals compared to when you make your own breakfast at home. On May 20th itself, and in collaboration with General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection District 6 Bucharest, the “Bionic Chefs” and I will cook healthier breakfast recipes with 60 children from our community. This event will take place at Golescu – Grant a historical mansion, with a beautiful community garden. The children will have loads of fun activities to participate in throughout the day including a theatre show about vegetables, arts and crafts and good old fashioned face painting!
Planning an event for Food Revolution Day? Let us know what you have planned and where in the world you are online with #FoodRevolution.
Find out more about what’s happening on Friday here, and get ready for the revolution!
Image: Farm to Fork activities organised by Muriel Strobos in Curacao, Caribbean