Hey kiddos, so today it’s this thing called Food Revolution Day (20th May 2016) – Nutrition is a really important topic and often completely misunderstood or disregarded, but it’s such a major part in determining our physical and mental health.
Jamie Oliver’s actually doing a pretty cool thing. The sugar tax has already been passed but there’s so much more to do. Across the world, especially in the UK, there’s not enough, if any, education on nutrition. I don’t know about you, but I often found food tech lessons often being an opportunity to bake something (not complaining, love cake me) and healthy food options were just placed in cafeterias, with no real knowledge why you should choose them except for “it’s part of your five a day”. Getting nutrition onto the teaching syllabus is something I’m quite passionate about, and wish I knew a lot more of during my time at school.
It takes literally 20 seconds to sign up to the campaign, or a few minutes more if you want to read into it. So please do, as it will benefit you and your future families a lot (and will take a lot of pressure off the NHS too!). Thank you!
Emma is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Associate Nutritionist based in Cheshire, England. Emma works in community healthcare and writes freelance alongside her work: topics including Dietetic life, nutrition, mental health and lifestyle. Emma also writes and photographs recipes for the platform, as well as being the author of the ‘Mummy and Me’ series for SR Nutrition. Emma’s Food Stories is PR friendly brand.