Saturday, April 10, 2010
I'm Ready to Join the Revolution
Last night I decided to watch Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution with VC. I'd seen the previews and was intrigued. VC is at the age where he is interested in eating well and enjoys a good stirfry. To get a teenager to this point is a miracle in itself!
Jamie is so darn "cheeky" and contagious that if I lived closer I would have been one of the 1,000 participants to visit his kitchen as part of his bet with the local DJ curmudgeon turned ally by the end of the episode.
One of Jamie's techniques to attract and inspire people to participate was a flash mob (which is basically a choreographed production that unexpectedly takes place in the middle of a public place - like the Black Eyed Peas did on Oprah a while back)...
Which leads me to another one of my goals: To participate in a Flash Mob. I'll need to keep my ears open for local flash mob opportunities....
Flash mobs aside, if you have a teen who has an interest in healthy eating, or more importantly, a teen who eats only crap, you may want to consider watching this show together next week. I've even gone ahead and "signed" his petition online. I swear this guy could sell me dog poop at this point!! What he is doing makes complete sense. If you watched the young girl on the show who's been basically only given 7 years to live if she doesn't change her eating habits, you can see why young people in our country are in dire need of change. And it may be up to this quirky Brit to do it.
(I am typing this while munching on a carrot - no really!! disclaimer: I basically used the carrot to chase down the yellow Peep I ate beforehand)