新聞稿 Press Release: 全球超過 62 個 國家參與 Jamie Oliver《為食起革命》Over 62 countries joins the Food Revolution

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新聞稿

全球超過 62 個 國家參與 Jamie Oliver《為食起革命》

以飲食教育 拯救 生命

全球 四千三百萬名 5 歲以下的兒童正面對超重及癡肥的問題。估計到 2020 年,數字會升至六千萬 [i]。你願意為兒童的健康挺身而出嗎?  踏入2013年全球數千名健康飲食關注者將繼續支持英國名廚及飲食改革家 Jamie Oliver,並於2013年5月17日 (即《為食起革命》日) 發起過千活動,令全球聚集在一起關注飲食引致的健康問題及作出更多避免的方案。

《為食起革命》日是由 Jamie Oliver發起的年度國際飲食關注活動,Jamie Oliver 認為只有通過飲食教育才能拯救全球數百萬人的生命。全球首次《為食起革命》日於2012年5月舉行並於全球62個國家舉辦了超過一千個活動。(詳情請參照www.foodrevolutionday.com)

《為食起革命》香港區義務工作大使 Beatrice (陳嘉惠) 指出:「任何人也可以參與及支持《為食起革命》日,簡單如只是舉辦一個簡單及小型,以本地有機新鮮食材為主題的晚宴派對去招呼朋友,把健康飲食的內容傳說開去。香港的朋友及任何人士也歡迎加入我們的行列。這是一個以飲食為題、與眾同樂的好日子。」

「我很高興 Beatrice 再次支持今年的《為食起革命》活動,因為今年的活動將會更精彩及比去年更盛大。我們希望全球關注飲食教育的朋友連結起來令到這件事更受關注。孩子需要在小時學習更多有關食物的知識,我們亦需要協助不懂得烹調的成年人去掌握基本的飲食技巧。這個活動是要激勵大家去烹飪及熱愛本地、有機的新鮮食物。」Jamie Oliver 道。

Jamie Oliver《為食起革命》基金會於2012年初次開展《為食起革命》全球大使計劃。基金會希望藉著這個計劃去鼓勵、教育及激勵每一個人為「真食物」 (Real Food) 站起來。《為食起革命》全球大使會在自己所在的地區推廣《為食起革命》,他們是令到《為食起革命》2013  更強大的原因。

《為食起革命》全球大使計劃旨在在不同地方找出領袖令活動可以推展到世界各地。大使計劃的每月挑戰及各類活動把全球各地的美食家、廚師、家長、教育家及公司等聯繫起來去分享更多的知識及工具讓大家能選擇更健康的食物。

全球有興趣參與的人士也可以登入foodrevolutionday.com  (全球) 及 https://frd.asia/ (香港) 去參加是次活動、下載資訊及工具冊及要求學校、工作間提供飲食教育。你可登入foodrevolutionday.com/teams 去了解這支不斷增長的全球義工兵團。超過 450名義工在332個城市,從紐約、布宜諾斯艾利斯(阿根廷首都)、奈洛比(肯亞共和國首都) 到香港等都在行動。

有關《為食起革命》香港區大使及其社區

陳嘉惠 Beatrice Chan,《為食起革命》香港區義務工作大使

我支持 Jamie Oliver 基金會的《為食起革命》利用我的工餘時間去策劃不同類型的活動。《為食起革命》在全球選出了多位義工代表去承諾推廣健康飲食及「真食物」(非加工食物),我很榮幸成為其中一份子。

2013年我希望把食物教育帶到更多學校、繼續推廣本地及城市農耕的可持續性發展及發起一些珍惜食物、減少浪費的行動,當中包括支援食物銀行及減費活動,務求令香港甚至亞洲區的《為食起革命》更強大。

《為食起革命》香港區網頁

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有關《為食起革命》

《為食起革命》是全球參與的飲食改革運動。活動主要是聯繫世界各地喜歡食物的有心人,讓大家去分享資訊、才能及資源,並傳遞各人的知識及去強調世界上各項重要的飲食議題。全球攜手便能喚起改變。《為食起革命》是關於聯繫你的社群,包括學校、餐廳及商業組織。《為食起革命》希望激起大家改變不良的飲食習慣及宣揚每個人都應該獲得更好的飲食教育。


有關Jamie Oliver與《為食起革命》

Jamie Oliver是《為食起革命》的發起人及發動全球過百萬人士參加《為食起革命》的靈魂人物。約在2010年,Jamie Oliver於ABC 電視台推出了一個新節目,名為 “為食起革命”,Jamie Oliver以電視節目形式去改善學校膳食並在美國西維吉尼亞州的Huntington組織起社區廚房,以行動去教育當地人從基本步驟開始去烹調。縱然最初面對很多困難,但最後反應仍是很熱烈,之後更在洛杉磯展開第二季的節目,並在當地追蹤學校膳食及當地人的飲食習慣。之後Jamie Oliver 成立了非營利的Jamie Oliver飲食基金會,並於美國各地繼續激勵當地人為真食物站起來! 時至今日,為食起革命已演變成一個全球運動,通過全球的義工網絡散播至全球各地的社區,以推廣飲食教育及從基本入手烹調新鮮食物,以對抗愈益嚴重的癡肥問題及飲食相關的各類疾病。


[i] Source: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-trends/global-obesity-trends-in-children/

PRESS RELEASE

Hong Kong’s volunteers to join Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
to form a Global Food Education Alliance
Local events in Hong Kong planned for Food Revolution Day 2013

Beatrice Chan has joined thousands of other passionate foodies around the world in supporting Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day 2013 which this year falls on Friday 17th May.

Food Revolution Day is an annual day of awareness, begun by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, which aims to raise the profile of food education as a key to transforming the lives of millions of people across the world.  The first Food Revolution Day was held in May 2012 and involved over 1,000 events globally in 62 countries (see www.foodrevolutionday.com).

Beatrice says: “Anyone can support Food Revolution Day, even with something as simple as holding a dinner party with fresh cooked ingredients or if that’s not possible just trying a new type of fresh food.  I’ll be holding events in Hong Kong and everyone is welcome to help or come and join in.  It’s a very friendly, welcoming day.”

Jamie Oliver added: “It’s fantastic that Beatrice is involved in this year’s Food Revolution Day again as it’s already bigger and louder than last year.  We want everyone who cares about food education to get together to show that this is a massively important issue.  Our kids need to learn about food from an early age and we also need to help those adults who can’t cook.  It’s all about inspiring people to get cooking and love fresh food.”

The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation launched its first-ever Food Revolution Ambassador Program in 2012 to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. The voluntary Ambassadors are on the ground working towards a Food Revolution and they are the ones who will make Food Revolution Day 2013 that much stronger.

Food Revolution Day and the Ambassador Program aims to engage leaders throughout the year and reach communities worldwide.  The monthly events and challenges will bring together an international community of foodies, chefs, parents, educators, companies and activists to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices.

People everywhere can visit foodrevolutionday.com (Global) and http://frd.asia (Hong Kong) to find out how to get involved, download resources and toolkits and request to bring food education to their school or workplace. Visit foodrevolutionday.com/teams to see our growing army of global volunteers. More than 450 volunteers in 332 cities worldwide from New York City and Buenos Aires to Nairobi and Hong Kong, are taking action.

About the Ambassador and their community

Beatrice says: “I volunteer for the Food Revolution and give my spare time for free to further the mission of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. The Food Revolution has selected a number of volunteers from around the world who showed a deep commitment to real food and I’m thrilled to be one of them.”

In 2013, I am planning to deliver food education, talks related to sustainability (local & urban farming) and action for ‘cherish our precious food’ (combating food waste & to support food bank) to the local community.

Food Revolution Hong Kong: https://frd.asia/  |   https://www.facebook.com/frd.asia

About the Food Revolution

The Food Revolution is a global movement that allows people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources and also to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people work together to make a difference.  The Food Revolution is about connecting with your community in schools, restaurants and local businesses.  We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone.

About Jamie Oliver and the Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver is the founder and driving force who inspired millions around the world to join the Food Revolution. In 2010, as part of the ABC TV series, Jamie’s Food Revolution, Jamie worked to improve school food and set up a community kitchen in Huntington, West Virginia to teach people how to cook from scratch. Although difficult at first, it received a great response and a second series followed tackling school food and eating habits in Los Angeles. Jamie set up the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, to continue this work across America and inspire people everywhere to stand up for real food. The Food Revolution is now a global movement, reaching communities around the world through a network of volunteers, tackling the obesity epidemic and diet-related diseases with better food education and cooking fresh, real food from scratch.

About Jamie’s other foundation projects

Jamie’s Food Foundation (JOFF) is a US non-profit organization and forms part of Jamie’s global family of foundation projects, including the Better Food Foundation in the UK and our partners, The Good Foundation in Australia. The Better Food Foundation has a number of activities, from providing unemployed and disadvantaged youth with professional training in the Fifteen apprentice program to teaching adults to cook in Jamie’s Ministry of Food centres to campaigning for better school food to teaching kids to grow and cook food as part of The Kitchen Garden Project. In Australia, The Good Foundation has teamed up with Jamie and the Good Guys to open and run Jamie’s Ministry of Food centres as part of a community-based campaign to teach adults and youth how to cook from scratch.

All of Jamie’s foundation projects aim to educate, empower and inspire people through food and support the global Food Revolution, joining forces on our annual day of action, Food Revolution Day.

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