Naked Chef takes food revolution to United Nations

New Yorkers on benefits face fizzy drinks banCelebrity chef Jamie Oliver became world-renowned for his campaign against child obesity after his documentary series “Jamie’s School Dinners” aired on channel 4 a few years ago. Now the naked chef takes his plans directly to world leaders.

As leaders from around the world gathered in New York this week for the annual general assembly, Oliver ensured his food campaign remained in the limelight by writing a personal letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

The British chef declared that every human being has the right to receive education and knowledge about nutrition in order to prevent obesity. Preventing obesity would help to prevent resulting health problems, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.

Oliver’s food revolution began with an online petition demanding healthier school-dinners and better food education. His campaign spread from the UK, where he headed a channel 4 programme “Jamie’s School Dinners” documenting his efforts, to the US, where he filmed “Jamie’s American Food Revolution”.

“People still don’t realise that the problem is not just limited to rich countries, that worldwide being obese or overweight now causes more deaths than under-nutrition,” he wrote.

According to the BBC, 1/6 of UK children between the ages of 6 and 15 are clinically obese. These numbers have been gradually rising as access to cheap unhealthy food increases and children spend more time playing computer games or watching television than running around in the outdoors.

Oliver has spent the last few years designing cheap yet healthy dinners for state schools in the UK, and believes that education holds the key to a healthier future.

If you are interested in improving yours or your children’s diets, perhaps you should consider talking to a nutritionist. A nutritionist will guide you through meal plans tailored specifically to your needs and requirements. Visit the Nutritionist Resource for further information.

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