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Bring Food Education Back

FOOD EVOLUTION DAY + BRING FOOD EDUÇATION BACK Kids are so out of touch with what's on their plates, that they don't realise real food doesn't come from a box. AT SCHOOL Food education is not compulsory worldwide In Australia 96% of children in the uk don't cat the recommended amaunt of fruits and vegetables 20% 27% of children believe that pasta comes from animals think yoghurt comes From plants The average American elementary: age child receives only 3.4 of food education thours per year less than most children watch TV each day AT HOME I in 4 Americạns 2 1 visits a fast food restaurant daily 4 3 1910 meals caten 2% out of home: meals eaten 50% 2010 out of home: This is the third generation that won't know how to cook Americans spend more than $110 billion per year on fast food these habits are making people SICK Obese people can die earlier by 10 years In the last three decades, obesity rates have doubled for adults and tripled for children 1.5 billion PREMATURE DEATH than those at healthy weight are obese or overweight OBESITY DIABETES 43 million people worldwide with diabetes: 346 million children under the age of 5 are obese or overweight 90 of diabetes is type 2, caused by excess weight and physical inactivity but there is a solution. obesity is REVERSIBLE and PREVENTABLE made possible by the miracle of REAL FOOD AT SCHOOL Teenagers who eat with their families at least 5x a week are 40z more likely to LESS FAT & CHOLESTEROL and Bs get straight As BETTER GRADES A Children who have nutritious lunches improved test scores, and reduced absences by 15% Salad bars in schools reduce choleserol, şaturated fat, and total fat intake among low-income houscholds AT HOME SAVE MONEY MORE NUTRITION People with healthy diets spend $ 1429 less per year in health care and medications Home-cooked meals are higher in nutrients, lower in trans fat, saturated fat, sodium and calories LONG-TERM HEALTH EQUIPPED FOR LIFE PREVENT DISEASE Children who plant and harvest their 'own fruits and vegetables are more likeiy to eat them later in life Improved diet and physical activity are more effective than medication in reducing occurence of type 2 diabetes MAKE FOOD EDUCATION COMPULSORY! Sources: Australian Council for Educational Research Cambridge Journals Califormia Department of Education - School Garden Program Overview Center for Disease Control & Prevention - Healthy Weight: Losing Weight www.cdc.goV Center for Science in the Public Interest - why good nutrition is important FOOD REVOLUTION * DAY * Dr. Mark Hyman |Food Corps - Annual Report 2010 - 2011 | Institute for Social & Economic Research - Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes Medical Research Council - Moderate obesity takes years off life expectancy, though not as many as smoking [] www.mrc ac uk The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University - The Importance of Family.. National Statistics 2000 - National Diet and Nutrition Survey Super Size Me World Health Organization - Diabetes; Overweight & Obesity www.who.intimediacentrelta a documentary film) relfactsheets/en New England Journal of Medicine - Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention. %24

Bring Food Education Back

shared by ptvan on Apr 03
Jamie and the Food Revolution team want to change the way people eat by educating every child about food, giving families the skills and knowledge to cook again, and motivating people to stand up for ...



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