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In it’s second year, Food Revolution Day is going global and coming to our neck of the woods too.

What is Food Revolution Day?

The official Food Revolution Day is designed as a day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. Founded by Jamie Oliver, noted chef and REAL food champion, Food Revolution Day has grown by leaps and bounds. This year’s festivities are scheduled on May 17, 2013 and include participation from individuals, schools, businesses and organizations all over the world. Events vary from festivals to educational programs to cooking classes, and they all focus on the mission “to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.” On social media alone, over 14.6 million people were reached in 2012 and the Food Revolution Day national team plan on topping that number this year.

Local Celebration

Not to be left out of the fun, a team of volunteers from the Austin area are planning an event on Saturday, May 18th at Travis High School. In partnerhsip with the organization EcoRise,  the Austin event will be a Food Revolution Day celebration and a public viewing of the high school’s new school garden. More details are on the way, but to keep up to date on the Austin event, follow Food Revolution Day Austin.

Show Your Support!

Even if you can’t come out in support of Food Revolution Day, everyone can show thier support for the efforts of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution by signing the Food Revolution Day Petition.

Check out who already is showing support below…

About the Author

Dr. Katalenas

Dr. Katalenas is a pediatrician and owner of The Pediatric Center of Round Rock and the author of the book "The Step Up Diet: From Scratch… The Quality, Quantity, and Timing Solution to Childhood Obesity", a guide to healthy cooking and eating for busy families.