Sunday, January 9, 2011

TED Talk: Jamie Oliver

Awesome TED talk by chef Jamie Oliver. He talks about the urgent need for obese Americans (2/3 of the country!) to be taught simple lessons in fresh food knowledge and its preparation. Among them, teaching students 10 recipes before they leave high school and granting simple food identification knowledge to primary school students (for example, what is a beet).

It's easy for me to forget, in my New York City bubble of yoga, juice detoxes, rooftop farms, and a majority of people fitting in subway seats the width of a Teen Vogue, that obesity is a very serious issue in the majority of our country. I love Jamie Oliver's passion for this issue and his simple solutions for change.