Monday, August 30, 2010

Fighting Obesity: The Power Starts One Lunchbox at a Time

The Green Team Gazette often talks about about the many ways one person can make an impact.  Each one person, doing one thing, multiplied out through the 6.78 billion people in the world, can amount to a grand difference.

Once again...the power for change starts with one.

This time, the message is from Jamie Oliver (from last year's ABC TV show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution."  The reason for his message above is his acceptance of the 2010 TED Prize in April of this year.  His "One Wish to Change the World:"

“I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” ~ Jamie Oliver
TED, which stands for "Technology, Entertainment, & Design" is an organization dedicated to sharing worthy ideas on all 3 of those factors. If you haven't experienced some of the greatest minds out there, sharing their exceptional "more than two cents" wisdom through TED Talks, you need to head over to to check some out.

Also, just in time for back to school and the business of making lunches, Jamie Oliver has also released a toolkit with 5 downloadable posters on the following topics at

1.  I want to cook but don't know how to start. 
2.  I want to cook with my kids.
3.  Hard facts about flavoured milk.
4.  I want to change school food.
5.  Hard facts on sugar in drinks.

To learn more about Jamie Oliver's mission & the 2010 TED Prize, go to  If you can't access the video above, click the title or go to

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