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Monday, April 23, 2012

FOOD REVOLUTION DAY: Stand Up for Real Food: Healthy Eating




WHAT IS FOOD REVOLUTION DAY ABOUT?

Food Revolution Day on 19 May is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.*
WHY DO WE NEED THIS EVENT?
Worldwide, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is killing more people than being underweight, and every year more than 5 million people die from obesity or diet-related diseases. This has to change, and it’s down to us. We need to get back to basics and start thinking about where our food comes from. We need to become a conscious community and understand the food choices we make on a daily basis. We can do this by improving food education.*

HOW CAN YOU CAN SUPPORT FOOD REVOLUTION?
Encouraging people to cook from scratch at home is at the heart of this. We all have family and friends who could make better food choices. On Food Revolution Day we can work together to empower people with the skills to improve their diet. Making simple changes to our food choices will improve our quality of life and our children’s. Forty-two million children under five are already obese and we need to reverse this. Let’s make some noise, raise our voices together and have a lasting and positive impact on their lives and ours. Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on food issues and rally our efforts to bring food education back to the schools.*
Learn more about getting involved in this event click here: 

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*Source: http://foodrevolutionday.com/about-the-day.html
WEEKLY MENU PLAN:
Sunday: Spaghetti and Clam Sauce with salad
Meatless Monday: Bulgarian Mish Mash & Rustic Bread (This is from a friend who is living in Bulgaria)
Tuesday: Trader Joe's Frozen Vegatarian Indian Food with Whole Wheat Naan & Yogurt
Wednesday: Skillet Ground Beef Stew over Egg Noodles
Thursday: Chicken Soup with Rustic Bread
Friday: Pesto Pasta and Tomato Red Onion Salad
Saturday: Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Salad
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5 comments:

  1. Nice! This is my kind of revolution. We're big on cooking at home using real ingredients. Glad that this issue is getting more notice.

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    1. Yes, it is definitely something moms can be influential about.

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  2. Great list of recipes for this week; thanks for sharing them. And, thanks for letting me know about the food revolution!

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    1. You are very welcome... I learned about Food Revolution from some English bloggers. I hope it catches on in the States.

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  3. I guess I have selected a mind blowing and interesting blog.
    Kelvin Miano

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