April 16, 2010

food Revolution

I am hoping you all know who Jamie Oliver is and if you don't then where the blazes have you been?? I started watching Jamie's Food Network Show Naked Chef, years ago. I had an instant crush. Maybe it's the British accent or the tiny lisp. Honestly I think it began when he had the ABBA impersonators, Waterloo, on his show and I was hopelessly in love with this guy.

"My my how could I resist HIM" (sorry that breaking out in song thing is getting freaky)

I am very random about my television viewing. I have certain shows that are faves. I try to remember to watch them, but I usually get busy and forget. Then there are times when I run into a show completely by chance...which is what I did back on March 26 when Jamie Olivers Food Revolution aired for the first time. I was completely still and mesmerized for the entire show.....it was like answered prayer for me.

I have been grumbling, whining and complaining about my kids hot lunch choices since....well since they could take hot lunch. Frankly, I'd rather they did not choose hot lunch. I know mornings can be busy. Sometimes I find myself making my kids lunches the night before.

I feel very strongly about what my kids eat, heck about what I eat. And if I wouldn't eat it for fear of what unknown chemicals are in it and what that is going to do to my Bod, then I certainly do not want my growing, children putting it down their gullets, for heavens sake!

I have a saying and this is it....


And for the most part I have found that to be true in my life. (I'm not talking just about food when I say that) And really most good things just take a little forethought, hard work. As does preparing a healthy lunch for your children.

BUT what if our schools prepared a healthy lunch for our kids, now then my saying would be false(at least in this instance)...and I would be proven wrong.

I am willing to be proven wrong...when it's all for a good, healthy cause.

Tonight please tune in to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution ABC 9pm/8c. If you are not home then DVR it or TEVO it or tape it on your VHS. (Anyone still do that?) They will be back in Huntington W. Virginia, the unhealthiest town in American attempting to convert people and the schools over to healthy eating habits.

Britain, Jamie's home country, is where he first started his revolution, AND it changed legislation. It changed the way the British government handled the school food system! WOW! That is huge. My hope is that Jamie's Food Revolution wins over in the USA too!

You can go over to my sidebar, do a little clicky-doo on the Food Revolution Button and sign the petition to try and change the way our schools feed our kids.

Next week I am going to do a week of healthy ideas for kids lunch boxes. I hope it is helpful and gives you some new ideas.

I am NOT a nutritionist or a trained dietitian or anything, I am just a mom that tries to feed her kids creatively and healthily...


If any of you have ideas you would like to share in a comment feel free, I will try to include them.

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

Have a GREAT weekend!

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  1. I love this show and Jamie, it must be the accent! I was hooked from the first show!

  2. I love that show! I get so fired up after watching it. Our school has made strides, but could get better. It is also one of the main reasons we are planting our own garden this year! I feel the same way about not being able to say it, then don't eat it! Looking forward to your posts next week! Have a great weekend.

  3. Comparatively, our school lunch menu isn't even the worst I have seen. School lunches are not an issue for us because Jake barely eats all day - if he eats a slice of bread its a miracle. But that's whole other issue.

    I can't promise you I will watch the show but I will try. I am the opposite because Jaime annoys me (but I could watch Alton Brown all day and night).

  4. OMG - This show is the greatest!! It all starts with the kids man. It was rather telling when he took veggies into the classroom and not one kid even knew what a tomato was!! I get so angry watching it - it is hard to believe how far in the wrong direction our country has gone health and food wise. It's like The Omnivore's Dilemma all over again!!

  5. I have NOT yet watched the show but I will tonight. I too struggle with what is served in the schools, although my girls would be satisfied with 2 bird seeds for the week...arg...whose kids are they? I look foward to next weeks blog entries about this subject...we could all use some insight. Are "monster cookies" on your list?

  6. I love this show. I'm watching it right now. ABC should promote this show much much more.

  7. I'm looking forward to your lunchbox ideas, I need some!

  8. very sweet and cute accent..i love this.

  9. I love the show. Our school doesn't have the greatest lunches, despite improving over the years. As a result, we mostly pack our kids' lunches (they buy once a week) and we've made a lunch website for inspiration for people to use. Check it out and add some of your favorite things - we'll calculate nutrition for you too :) http://www.lunchtaker.com

  10. Hi Sheila,
    How did you get the Food Revolution icon to link to Jamie's petition???

  11. Thanks Sheila, I figured it out and added the Food Rev icon to my blog! :) Being a teacher, I am very passionate about kids eating healthy.
    Guess what else I realized we have in common? My hubby is a doctor too. He is finishing up his 3rd year of residency, so I barely see him and when I do his nose is in a book reading up for the next case! We are really looking forward to being OUT of residency!