May 15 is Food Revolution Day, a worldwide incentive championed by Jamie Oliver to help families and children learn about where their food comes from and nutrition in general.

Here’s what Mr. Oliver had to say about it:

“Obesity is one of the three biggest social burdens created by human beings alongside smoking, and armed violence, war,  and terrorism. Obesity costs $2trillion dollars globally each year. The G20 has a vested interest in addressing this burden and the tools to realize the solutions, making it the ideal target for this petition

The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats.

So I’m asking that you do two simple things – first, please sign this petition to show your support for compulsory practical food education in schools across the world, then, most importantly, share it via your social networks.”

~ Jamie Oliver

While this is not a vegan campaign, it nonetheless brings awareness to the epidemic of undernourished, obese or hungry children, and what can be done about it.

Food revolution day is fighting to put compulsory practical food education on the school curriculum.

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