FOOD REVOLUTION DAY IS FIGHTING TO PUT COMPULSORY PRACTICAL FOOD EDUCATION ON THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM.
With diet-related diseases rising at an alarming rate, it has never been more important to educate children about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies.
What’s The Answer?
“By educating children about food in a practical, fun and engaging way, we can provide them with the knowledge and skills they so urgently need to lead healthier, happier lives. We need to make practical food education a compulsory part of every school curriculum across the world, and that’s why I’ve launched a petition calling on all G20 countries to action this. With enough support from millions of people around the world, I truly believe that we can create a movement that’s powerful enough to make governments take action.” Jamie Oliver
We Can Do This. We Know It Works.
There have already been hugely positive steps in the right direction. Here are some examples:
- In England, The School Food Plan made cooking lessons and food education a compulsory part of the curriculum.
- In Mexico, all schools promote healthy eating through compulsory nutrition education, thanks to the General Law on Education.
- In Brazil, the School Health Programme has made food and nutrition education a fundamental part of their basic curriculum.
- Food education has also been part of the curriculum in Japan since 2005, and Finland has a long history of home economics.
But we still have a long way to go. Good, practical and compulsory food education should be available in every school for every child.