You Say You Want A Revolution …

You Say You Want A Revolution

A revolution is a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving. You know that I despise reality TV shows, however I found one that I truly love and think it’s worth everyone watching. On Friday nights, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution airs on ABC.

April and I have joined the Facebook fan page and we have also signed the petition to change the way children eat in schools. Processed food is killing us as a nation and the most unhealthy city in America is Huntington, West Virginia. Jamie’s show takes place in Huntington.

Jamie Oliver is on a quest to change the way we eat in America and especially how the schools feed our nation’s kids. In this week’s episode they showed a casket for an obese person. Over weight people are not eligible for cremation in most cases because their body fat keeps them from burning and turning into ash. More often it is more like a candle burning.

Also we got to see a high school student who has had trouble with her weight all of her life. Her doctor recently told her that she has spots on her liver which might be an indication that she has less than ten years of life left unless she changes her lifestyle and loses a significant amount of weight.

I am certainly encouraged by this show. Jamie changed the way schools feed kids in the United Kingdom and he is here to start a revolution that aims to do the same here. We am 100% behind him. I encourage you to watch the show. If you can’t on Friday’s, it is aired again on Saturday afternoons and also full episodes are available from the beginning on Hulu.com.

By the way, thanks for the well wishes and emails. April is doing much better. We have been relaxing and spending lots of time in front of the TV. Last night we took the television outside and watched the last four hours of season one of 24. It’s the first time we got to take full advantage of our backyard. I made a picnic dinner and we ate and watched TV in the nude. Gotta love the beginning of this warm Indiana weather.

After 24 April had an idea to make a game for my readers. She created 24 questions from the different things she has either done or watched since she’s been sick. I will post them soon. Please, if you get the opportunity, watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Also visit the site below to sign the petition!


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  1. #1 by Iron Cook Carl on May 30, 2010 - 8:02 AM

    Wow. It’s been since April since your last post! I did watch some of Jamie’s show. It’s a terrible shame how some industries treat the American consumer. I’m trying hard to remove High Fructose from my diet and that of my kids, but it is so pervasive. I wish I could afford to buy all organic. Good post Tom.

  2. #2 by Shayla on May 20, 2010 - 9:53 AM

    My family and I are eating better lately. We cut out fast food altogether and I’m the better for it. You say April is doing better but you still haven’t written in over a month. I hope things are still fine. I miss your posts.

    True, I don’t comment often but I wanted you to know I do read your blog. Hurry back!

  3. #3 by {JeLisa} @ Blogging Ever After on May 1, 2010 - 3:06 AM

    Oooooh, 24! Galen and I were so addicted to that show after we got the DVD for Season One. We kept watching episodes back-to-back until the wee hours of the morning – it was absolutely ridiculous.

    Anyway, this sounds like a worthy cause!

    Glad April’s feeling better. :)

  4. #4 by yuuki-chan on April 26, 2010 - 10:16 AM

    Hey Tom, welcome back!

    In my high school, soda and junk food are not allowed except during the Foundation day. My years there kicked the cola-drinking habit out of me which is a good thing considering the sugar it packs in that itty-bitty can. They really should change food selections at school seeing as children spend almost their whole waking time at the institution. :|

  5. #5 by Miss Busy Bee on April 21, 2010 - 9:32 PM

    I love this show. =) Hope all is well Tom!

    • #6 by Miss Busy Bee on April 21, 2010 - 9:36 PM

      P.S. Thanks for recommending Turbo Tax to me. It’s been incredibly helpful!

  6. #7 by Tasha on April 20, 2010 - 12:01 AM

    Hey Tom,

    I have to say, what Jamie Oliver is doing, is simply fab! I`m glad he`s doing this, because quite frankly, it`s just sad how children who go to school are overweight or have access to junkfood. Education in all it`s forms, starts at home. I think sometimes some adults use every excuse in the book to back up why their kids don`t eat well or why all members in the family are overweight and have every health issue under the sun. I don`t know, there needs to be more wake-up calls like this otherwise everything will continue to go downhill.

    On a side note, glad to hear April is doing much better. I hope it wasn`t anything too serious? You should stop by my new location for my blog and tell me what you think of what I`ve posted so far.

    cheers and take care!

    Tasha

  7. #8 by bootlegviolas on April 12, 2010 - 6:33 PM

    Hope you’re doing well, Tom!

    I haven’t watched the show yet, but I’ve read the reviews. It’s good to know that people are taking charge of straightening out one of the most hidden deaths in not only the school’s but at home as well. I hope this does give people inspiration to adapt to the healthy lifestyle.

  8. #9 by Rogue|Hero on April 11, 2010 - 1:43 PM

    Welcome back, Tom!

    And it’s good to hear that April’s doing much better!

    I have also watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution ever since, albeit these days, I haven’t had the time to do so. He’s absolutely right–people aren’t eating healthy now, due to a fast-paced lifestyle and to the rise of “instant” food. There is also an alarming increase of obese persons here in the Philippines, most of which are kids. Can you imagine a 10-year old diagnosed with diabetes? It’s just shockingly outrageous! Hope Oliver’s show will encourage more people to consider a healthy lifestyle.

    Cheers!

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