Jamie Oliver kicks off the 'Food Revolution' in Los Angeles
By April MacIntyre Jan 10, 2011, 3:27 GMT
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On Wednesday, January 12th at 11 a.m. PST, Jamie Oliver kicks off the "Food Revolution" in Los Angeles.
Oliver is acelebrity chef, best-selling author and food activist, and he is an Emmy-Award winning television producer and star of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
In the past five years he has been on a mission to get people healthier by cooking with fresh foods. His “Feed Me Better” campaign in the United Kingdom led the British government to add $1 billion into the school food budget and more recently, his “Food Revolution” campaign in the United States helped pass the “Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act” of 2010.
The event goes down at Jamie ‘s Kitchen in Westwood, CA, 1038 Westwood Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.
Last year, Jamie hosted the Emmy-winning ABC docu-reality series, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," where he went to Huntington, West Virginia, one of the unhealthiest areas in America.
His goal was to help the people switch from fast and processed foods to fresh, both in the schools and at home. In additional to working directly in the schools, he opened the Huntington Kitchen to teach the community to cook. The Huntington Kitchen remains open today and has been the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown center.
With the success of Huntington behind him, Jamie’s ready for a bigger challenge—to help the kids and families of the country’s second largest city make the switch to fresh food. And the first step is to teach them to cook. Jamie's Kitchen in Westwood will become his home base for “Food Revolution” in Los Angeles.
Jamie’s Kitchen will provide a place for the community to come and learn to cook fresh food quickly and inexpensively iin a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.
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