Alicia's Food For Thought

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

Hi readers,

I have a tasty  news bite for you today! On March 26th, ABC is going to debut Jamie Oliver’s new reality show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” I suppose I am on a “Food Revolution kick since my last post was on the French’s food revolution.

Here is the trailer for the show:

You might recognize Jamie Oliver for his shows on Food Network for his show Jamie at Home. I’m actually really excited for this show because I think it is bringing a lot of attention to a huge issue facing America right now. It reminds me a lot of the other feel good reality shows such as NBC’s Biggest Loser, and ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. I am really interested to see how the season pans out and how the city changes (or does not change). I think the main issue that Jamie addresses is the fact that America does not cultivate a healthy food culture. We have lost our relationship with food and the only thing we think about doing is eating it. We don’t know where it comes from, how it is prepared, who is growing it, how to cook it, or what it really looks like. I am really encouraged that this food epidemic is hitting the big times on national television and I hope the keep a sense of urgency on the show because this is not a fictional story- this is something we need to deal with today.

Jamie Oliver is also the 2010 winner of the TED Prize. His wish: “I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”

Here is the video to his award speech:

If you want to get involved, I suggest that you sign his online petition here. It literally takes less than 30 seconds and he plans to go to the White House and present the petition to the President Obama and the First Lady (yeah Michelle!) to show how many Americans care about the obesity problem in America.

I sent the Ted Prize video out to my Urban Garden group in my social entrepreneurship class because we are planning on starting a garden up in Queens. We are calling our group “Community Seeds” and we want to teach members of the community how to grow their own food and also how to make it into a business. We are still in the beginning stages of the process, we have our space and our budget set up. Now we need to purchase gardening supplies and our outreach to the community. Instead of my vlog strictly about my blog, I am going to vlog about the “Community Seeds” adventure and how we are progressing- so get excited to watch those videos soon!

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think about this new reality show coming soon!


Alicia Kim
Food for Thought Resident Assistant

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Yum. He is dreamy.

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