Food Revolution Caracas

Local ambassador Juan Antonio Pineda joins Jamie Oliver’s global food revolution 

Juan Antonio Pineda from Venezuela will join chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver and hundreds of ambassadors across the world to take part in the fourth annual Food Revolution Day on Friday 15 May. 

Food Revolution Day is right at the heart of all the work Jamie and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation do to engage and inspire people of all ages to learn about food and how to cook it. 

This year, Food Revolution Day focuses on a global petition to make practical food education compulsory on school curriculums. Jamie passionately believes that by educating children about food and cooking in a fun and engaging way, we can equip them with the basic skills they need to lead healthier, happier lives, for themselves and their future families. 

With overweight and obesity statistics increasing at an alarming rate, and preventable diet-related disease claiming more lives earlier than ever before, it has never been more important to educate children about food, where it comes from and how it affects their bodies. Food Revolution is about getting kids food smart and setting them up for a long, healthy life. 

More than 1,300 ambassadors in more than 120 countries are currently planning events, both big and small. In Venezuela, Juan Antonio Pineda is already planning Cooking and Agriculture classes for children, and Nutrition conference, and is excited to be involved in a truly global event. 

Juan Antonio Pineda says: "Nutritional education is our seed for future generations

Get Involved on 15 May 2015! 

Sign and Share the petition. In March, we’ll be launching our petition with change.org where Jamie will be calling on the leaders and governments of G20 countries to make food education a compulsory part of the school curriculum. SIGN IT. SHARE IT. change.org/jamieoliver #FoodRevolutionDay 

Do your bit. There are plenty of ways you can get involved on or around the day – cook at home with your kids, host a foodie event in your community or challenge your workmates to a cook-off. Whatever you do, share your photos on social media via #FoodRevolutionDay. 

Tell your local school and local education bodies. Get local schools to register online and download our brilliant teaching materials before the day, then on May 15 get involved in Jamie’s online cooking lesson for students on Food Revolution Day. 

Do you believe in food education? Go to foodrevolutionday.com for petition information, ideas on how you can get involved, resources, exclusive Jamie videos and lots of new recipes.

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