Food Revolution 2015: Annual Global Health & Food Campaign in May

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 2015
Annual Global Health & Food Campaign in May

20 Thousand HK Students involved
Over 30 activities for General Public

 

In a Nutshell 

1 Sign It Share It Petition

Jamie Oliver launched a global petition to fight for compulsory, practical food education for all children in schools across the world

2 Food Revolution Day Theme Song

Jamie has successfully invited Ed Sheeran, Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Hugh Jackman & Paloma Faith etc. to create a song to celebrate the Food Revolution Day

3 Fight for Food Education

In Hong Kong, the local team has delivered numerous health & food education workshops & talks to over 20 thousand students in 2 years.

4 Food Revolution in Hong Kong

The local team will host 6 public activities, 5 school activities, over 20 food & health, cooking workshops, and offer over 300 free translated recipes as well as shopping discounts to celebrate the 4th Food Revolution Day in 2015.

 

Food Revolution, a Global Topic

Food is always an important topic for everyone, especially in terms of finding solutions to different problems that constantly emerge. With the opening of Expo Milano last week, forums will be held to discuss food crisis, hunger & obesity, and food sustainability among all the participating countries. According to a report from the United Nations, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost or wasted every year around the world, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, and 870 million people were still hungry in 2010-2012. We need changes!

In Hong Kong, the local Food Revolution team will be hosting various food-related activities in May to encourage and raise public interest to learn more about food, practice basic cooking techniques and discuss the issue of food waste.

“FRD x Food Hackathon + Experience” takes its inspiration from Expo Milano. Experts from a broad range of sectors such as agriculture, cooking, food education, and food waste are invited to lead discussions on various food issues through food jamming and sharing. Other activities include green markets and free cooking workshops, offering a chance for the public to learn more about our food system.

On the Food Revolution Day (15 May), the team will be visiting a local school, making Jamie Oliver’s “Squash It Sandwich” with 150 school kids, letting them experience the fun of cooking!

Public Activities – Free Admission
Date Time Activity Venue
16-May Sat 1pm-5:30pm FRD x WKND Market
Green Market with Free Workshops
SOHOFAMA, PMQ
17-May Sun 2:30-5:30pm FRD x Food Hackathon + Experience

Food Jamming & Sharing

Taste Library, PMQ
24-May Sun 1-6pm FRD x { Mamasmart } Green Market

Green Market with Free Workshops

Hong Kong Science Park
Phase 2
30-May Sat 10am-12pm FRD x FoodCycle+
Food Waste Recycling Education Tour
Food Education Centre,
Sheung Shui

School Activities

Date Time Activity Venue No.
9-May Sat 10:30am-
3:30pm
FRD: The SciChef Cooking
Challenge
Home Management Centre, HK Electric 40
15-May Fri 12-1pm FRD: 150 Students Cooking
Activity
St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School 150

According to the World Health Organisation, 42 million children under the age of five were overweight or obese around the world in 2013. Something is seriously wrong with our relationship with food and we need to act now before our health services around the world become overwhelmed by the effects of preventable diet-related disease.  With enough support, we can create a movement that’s powerful enough to force governments everywhere – including yours – to take action in the fight against diet-related diseases.

Full Activity List: https://frd.asia/

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