Thursday, March 25, 2010

Watch this TV show

You may have seen the ads on ABC-TV for the new series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." Last Sunday they ran a preview of the series, which starts for real on Friday 3/26 at 8 PM on ABC.

I watched the preview and found it intriguing, impressive -- and daunting. He is spending time in Huntington, WV, a city with extremely high rates of obesity, diabetes, and early deaths caused by heart disease and stroke, and linked to horribly poor dietary habits and inactivity. Oliver is on a crusade to turn this town around. If you watch the show, you get a real sense of what he (and a lot of other good-intentioned people) is/are up against.

As you probably know, Michele Obama is leading an effort to reduce childhood obesity in our nation, a cause that goes hand in glove with Oliver's.

If you go to the link above to Oliver's website, you can find out more about how to join this effort.


  1. Pama - Just found your blog and love it. I had seen a preview for this show - Oliver held up different vegetables and the children didn't know what any of them were. My mouth dropped open. Since my own kids have grown, I've gone back to school to get my MEd in Special Education. I guess I've been sheltered, but I'm learning so much about our nation's children that is so difficult to to hear.

  2. Jenna,
    Thanks for your comment, and thanks for reading my blog. I hope you'll become a regular reader.