By Haddenham Webteam - 16th May 2014 9:00pm
Friday 16th May was 'Food Revolution Day' — a national event led by celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, which focused on helping to educate children about food: where it comes from, how we can make healthy choices and how to prepare it.
With diet-related illnesses rising at an alarming rate, it has never been more important to educate people about food and how to cook it.
According to Jamie Oliver, "Cooking skills used to be passed down from generation to generation, but now millions of people lack even the most basic knowledge to make a simple meal from scratch or have simply lost the confidence to try. We need to get back to basics: to cook and eat fresh local produce; to share cooking skills and food knowledge; to join forces within communities and get as many people involved as possible. Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on the importance of keeping cooking skills alive for generations to come."
To learn more, please visit the Food Revolution website here
Haddenham St Mary's has embraced the challenge in a big way, and the school hall was full to overflowing with children preparing food under the guidance of their teachers and a group of volunteer parents. Meanwhile, Jamie Oliver was beamed into the hall via a live broadcast and loomed large on a huge screen, giving helpful advice and encouragement.
The children made their own very special and nutrient-rich coleslaw, topped off with a homemade dressing and the delicious mixture was all enclosed in a wholemeal tortilla wrap.
The event was observed live and in the flesh by a celebrity visitor in the guise of Olivier Blanc, son of Raymond Blanc, and co-author of the children's food education app called Henry Le Worm.
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