Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Chef Jamie Oliver is as determined as many to see Childhood Obesity come to a screeching end. There is nothing flattering about our Obesity statistics in America. Frankly, at the end of the day, we have no one to hold accountable, but ourselves for the state of our eating habits and lack of exercise.

We, as citizens of United States, have the ability to transform the landscape of nutrition in our schools and universities. However, the practice of nutrition and portion must start at home. A "movement" is the only way to bring about such a change. Jamie Oliver, another supporter of First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative, has been on such a crusade to win back the health of our children (our future):

We're losing the war against obesity in the US. It's sad, but true. Our kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods, and today's children will be the first generation ever to live shorter lives than their parents. It's time for change. It's time for a Food Revolution.
"Since I've been working in America, I've been overwhelmed by the number of people who have come out to support the Food Revolution. More than 630,000 people have signed the petition, over 300,000 of you subscribe to our newsletter and thousands of you have written to me. The only message I keep hearing is that you believe your kids need better food, and that you want help to keep cooking skills alive. That's why this Food Revolution matters."
Jamie Oliver
The problem stems from the loss of cooking skills at home and the availability of processed foods at every turn, from the school cafeteria to church function halls, factories and offices. This Food Revolution is about saving lives by inspiring everyone: moms, dads, kids, teens and cafeteria workers to get back to basics and start cooking good food from scratch.
-Jamie Oliver

So, if you have not guessed by now, I am in full agreement with First Lady Michelle Obama and Jamie Oliver about our country's condition, and on board with a much needed Food Revolution for America. DYGandM aka Drink Your Greens and Mineral!

Monday, March 21, 2011

America Finally Understands!

Above: First Lady Michelle Obama harvesting broccoli from the garden she helped plant and oversees at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Above: A promotion for a healthy America with a picture of the First Lady's garden.

Above: First Lady Michelle Obama passes on her knowledge and passion for gardening to local students, along with examples of appropriate nutrition for a healthy tomorrow.

I share the message, and sentiment of First Lady Michelle Obama that organic gardening is key to our being fit, and staying healthy! We were all meant to be slender, energetic, have beautiful skin and an alert mindGardening, no matter what size, can be a family affair. All of this leads to a powerful future, and brighter possibilities. We should all make a commitment to start a vegetable garden on some scale, this year!

Understand, you can not possibly consume all the fruit and vegetables your body really needs in one day by eating them. So I want to add, "drink your greens and minerals" to gain a superior foundation to what you had in 2010. Be proactive when it comes to your health, and do not settle for feeling better...Let us all do better to be better this 2011!