Not only is today Friday, but May 15th is also Food Revolution Day!
What exactly is Food Revolution day? It's an initiative launched by Jamie Oliver and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (JOFF) to promote food literacy and urge governments to adopt food education programs for our children.
And although obesity is a growing issue—one in three children in the US is either overweight or obese—there is a large population of kids who are malnourished. More than half of school-aged children are from low-income families and oftentimes lack proper nutrition because they're not eating the most healthful options or they're simply not eating enough.
"By teaching children about food in fun and engaging ways, educators and parents can equip them with the basic knowledge they need to lead healthier lives," says Food Tank.
If you want to help, make sure to sign the petition. And join the conversation by tweeting #FoodRevolutionDay!
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