We are what we eat!
It is an oft overlooked fact, but in today's world it can be so easy to forget about the importance of eating well.
Our generation has inherited a highly disfunctional food system, and along with it, poor diet and a global epidemic of diet-related diseases which has led to 43 million children under the age of 5 being overweight, while millions of others around the world go hungry. There is more than enough food to feed our entire global population, but inequal distrobution in our food systems results in a great divide between those who have enough to eat and those who do not.
We have the opportunity to change this system; creating sustained change is not easy, we need a revolution in the way we think about food in order to empower individuals to understand how food contributes to global challenges like obesity, povery, sustainability and human rights.
Starting with Education to better understand all of the ways food has an impact on us and our world is an important first step towards unleashing the change we wish to see.
The revolution kicks into high gear on May 19th with Global Food Revolution Day.
Food is a great way to bring people together and there are many ways to get involved:
You can follow the discussion with the hashtag #realfood ,get started with the toolkit : 30 Ideas to Start a Food Revolution in Schools, demand food education at your school by taking the pledge or host or join a dinner party on May 19th where you cook with fresh ingredients - no processed foods allowed.
With revolution this delicious, the taste of change will certainly be comming to a plate near you.