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Jamie Oliver’s petition for better food in schools
Jamie Oliver, chef and TV presenter, has launched a petition on Change.org for better nutritional education in schools and to defeat child obesity.
Obesity is a worldwide widespread disease. Such condition occurs when the intake of calories exceeds the amount of calories burnt. Obesity is due by poor nutrional education, sedentary lifestyle and other causes, such as genetic predisposition, family environment and social and economic conditions. Obese or overweight children do not necessarily eat too much, but they very often eat unhealthy food, such as that containing too much calories, food full of fats, processed or preserved food, Obese or overweight children do no not know, thus do not follow, the guidelines for a healthy and correct diet.
Well aware of obesity impacts on children’s health, Jamie Oliver launched a new campaign. Having been committed for years to spread information about junk food dangers for health, the chef, who created Food Revolution Day, they day devoted to health diets, is aiming to ask G20 leaders to make practical nutrional education teaching compulsory in schools all over the world, to allow children to know food, its origin, in order to use it better to preserve their health.
This Jamie Oliver’s calls:
Hi guys, Jamie here.
I urgently need your help to make a real difference. We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 42 million children under the age of five either overweight or obese across the world. The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats.
So I’m asking that you do two simple things – first, please sign this petition to show your support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world, then, most importantly, share it via your social networks.
It’s essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives. I passionately believe this is every child’s human right and I hope you agree.
If you can help me get millions of people to sign this petition, we can create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action. Food education will make a difference to the lives of the next generations, so please help. I can’t do it without you.
Jamie Oliver x
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