Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Your child will live a life 10 years shorther than yours
“We, the adults of the last 4 generations, have blessed our children with the destiny of a shorter lifespan than their own parents. Your child will live a life 10 years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we’ve built around them. [...] The statistics of bad health are clear, very clear.” –Jamie Oliver.
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” You likely know TED for its speaker series videos. This year’s TED Prize winner, for “one wish to change the world,” is British chef Jamie Oliver. His wish is to reform school cafeterias and teach cooking as a life skill.
“It’s profoundly important that every single American child leave school knowing how to cook 10 recipes that will save their life. Life skills.” –Jamie Oliver
He had a book out last year, Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals. I’ve ordered a copy and will let you know what this non-foodie thinks.