Top Stories

Nutrition and life lessons from Jamie Oliver, the man who set up a food revolution

Jamie Oliver is one such man who has won the hearts of people by inspiring them to adopt change for the better.  You may all know him as a British chef from the popular TV show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.  The reality show records Jamie Oliver’s initiatives to make healthy food accessible to school children in their cafeterias and also through education.  James Trevor Oliver is not any ordinary chef that goes about his daily routine.  He became an exceptional personality through his dream to see children adopting healthy choices and eating healthy food.  This made him to run the “Feed me Better” campaign and also “Jamie’s Ministry of Food” which inspired people to eat healthy.

Here are a few nutrition and life lessons from him that are sure to inspire you.

Too much time and money is spent pondering over obesity

Jamie Oliver says that a lot of money is spent trying to cure obesity.  According to him 10% of American health care bills are spent on obesity.  Instead of this if one tries to attempt to lead a healthy lifestyle, a lot of money can be saved which in turn can be utilized for something of more importance.

 

Go achieve the goals that seem to be impossible

Today, fast food is available in plenty and is also the easiest thing available.  With so much of junk and unhealthy food available right at our finger tips, convincing people to develop healthy eating habits and frame a whole lifestyle based on it is no child’s play.  However Jamie Oliver achieved what you could call close to the impossible.

READ  Chalo Jeete Hain: A Film Inspired By Narendra Modi's Childhood

His aim was to make the entire United States change what they ate.  West Virgina, one of the unhealthiest cities in America is where he started from.  Through his television show, he revolutionized and changed the way Huntington Schools’ children changed their eating habits and developed a healthy lifestyle.

Chef Jamie Oliver takes his reality show Food Revolution to Los Angeles in an effort to revamp lunches in the nation’s second-largest school district.

Food education is important

While we speak about education, we fail to realise that food is also a part of education and knowledge.  This type of knowledge should be inculcated right from school.  When a child realises the importance of eating a salad over a burger, that’s when his or her journey towards healthy living starts.

Jamie Oliver went to an elementary school and asked students to identify the names of vegetables.  What they gave as answers were astonishing.  The kids mixed up names of vegetables and many didn’t know what a potato even looked like.  In two one hour sessions, Jamie rectified this issue which is possible across all schools, if we actually set our minds towards it.

 

We can take the first step

If Jamie Oliver hadn’t taken the initiative to educate and encourage healthy eating habits then his food revolution wouldn’t have kicked off.  Also if he had just accepted a ‘no’ and not persisted on changing the food styles in schools and amongst people, then who would’ve known a great chef and presenter like him existed?  It is through perseverance and determination that we can make a difference in the lives of people.

 

People like Jamie are rare to find.  His sincere desire to help people with their health choices and improve the quality of food intake amongst the youth is something to be applauded. Rest be assured, this phenomenal chef has and will continue to cook up a storm in the years to come.

READ  Shahid Hussain - A man who romanced his art through thick and thin

Bringing you independent, solution-oriented and well-researched stories takes us hundreds of hours each month, and years of skill-training that went behind. If our stories have inspired you or helped you in some way, please consider becoming our Supporter.

Sharika Nair

Uncrowned Queen of certified PJs. Positive thinker. Writer . Author. Marathon Runner. Brand Marketing expert.

About the Author

Sharika Nair

Uncrowned Queen of certified PJs. Positive thinker. Writer . Author. Marathon Runner. Brand Marketing expert.

Read more from Sharika