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Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver

Sadly, in the next 18 minutes when I do our chat, four Americans that are alive will be dead through
the food that they eat. My name’s Jamie Oliver. I’m 34 years old. I’m from Essex in England and for the last seven years I’ve worked fairly tirelessly
to save lives in my own way. I’m not a doctor; I’m a chef, I don’t have expensive equipment or medicine. I use information, education. I profoundly believe
that the power of food has a primal place in our homes that binds us to the best bits of life. We have an awful, awful reality right now. America, you’re at the top of your game. This is one of the most unhealthy
countries in the world. Can I please just see a raise of hands for how many of you have
children in this room today? Put your hands up. You can continue to put your hands up,
aunties and uncles as well. Most of you. OK. We, the adults of the last
four generations, have blessed our children with the destiny of a shorter lifespan
than their own parents. Your child will live a life
ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food
that we’ve built around them. Two-thirds of this room, today, in America, are statistically
overweight or obese. You lot, you’re all right, but we’ll get you eventually, don’t worry. (Laughter) The statistics of bad health are clear, very clear. We spend our lives being paranoid
about death, murder, homicide, you name it; it’s on the front page
of every paper, CNN. Look at homicide
at the bottom, for God’s sake. Right? (Laughter) (Applause) Every single one of those in the red
is a diet-related disease. Any doctor, any specialist
will tell you that. Fact: diet-related disease
is the biggest killer in the United States,
right now, here today. This is a global problem. It’s a catastrophe. It’s sweeping the world. England is right behind you, as usual. (Laughter) I know they were close,
but not that close. We need a revolution. Mexico, Australia, Germany, India, China, all have massive problems
of obesity and bad health. Think about smoking. It costs way less than obesity now. Obesity costs you Americans
10 percent of your health-care bills, 150 billion dollars a year. In 10 years, it’s set to double: 300 billion dollars a year. Let’s be honest, guys,
you haven’t got that cash. (Laughter) I came here to start a food revolution
that I so profoundly believe in. We need it. The time is now. We’re in a tipping-point moment. I’ve been doing this for seven years. I’ve been trying in America
for seven years. Now is the time when it’s ripe —
ripe for the picking. I went to the eye of the storm. I went to West Virginia,
the most unhealthy state in America. Or it was last year. We’ve got a new one this year,
but we’ll work on that next season. (Laughter) Huntington, West Virginia. Beautiful town. I wanted to put heart and soul and people, your public, around the statistics
that we’ve become so used to. I want to introduce you
to some of the people that I care about: your public, your children. I want to show a picture
of my friend Brittany. She’s 16 years old. She’s got six years to live because of the food that she’s eaten. She’s the third generation of Americans that hasn’t grown up
within a food environment where they’ve been taught
to cook at home or in school, or her mom, or her mom’s mom. She has six years to live. She’s eating her liver to death. Stacy, the Edwards family. This is a normal family, guys. Stacy does her best,
but she’s third-generation as well; she was never taught to cook
at home or at school. The family’s obese. Justin here, 12 years old,
he’s 350 pounds. He gets bullied, for God’s sake. The daughter there, Katie,
she’s four years old. She’s obese before she even gets
to primary school. Marissa, she’s all right,
she’s one of your lot. But you know what? Her father, who was obese,
died in her arms, And then the second
most important man in her life, her uncle, died of obesity, and now her step-dad is obese. You see, the thing is, obesity and diet-related disease doesn’t just hurt the people that have it; it’s all of their friends, families,
brothers, sisters. Pastor Steve: an inspirational man, one of my early allies
in Huntington, West Virginia. He’s at the sharp knife-edge
of this problem. He has to bury the people, OK? And he’s fed up with it. He’s fed up with burying his friends,
his family, his community. Come winter, three times
as many people die. He’s sick of it. This is preventable disease.
Waste of life. By the way, this is
what they get buried in. We’re not geared up to do this. Can’t even get them out the door,
and I’m being serious. Can’t even get them there. Forklift. OK, I see it as a triangle, OK? This is our landscape of food. I need you to understand it. You’ve probably heard all this before. Over the last 30 years, what’s happened that’s ripped
the heart out of this country? Let’s be frank and honest. Well, modern-day life. Let’s start with the Main Street. Fast food has taken over
the whole country; we know that. The big brands are
some of the most important powers, powerful powers, in this country. (Sighs) Supermarkets as well. Big companies. Big companies. Thirty years ago, most of the food was largely local and largely fresh. Now it’s largely processed
and full of all sorts of additives, extra ingredients,
and you know the rest of the story. Portion size is obviously
a massive, massive problem. Labeling is a massive problem. The labeling in this country
is a disgrace. The industry wants
to self-police themselves. What, in this kind of climate?
They don’t deserve it. How can you say something is low-fat
when it’s full of so much sugar? Home. The biggest problem with the home is that used to be the heart
of passing on food culture, what made our society. That is not happening anymore. And you know, as we go
to work and as life changes, and as life always evolves, we kind of have
to look at it holistically — step back for a moment,
and re-address the balance. It hasn’t happened for 30 years, OK? I want to show you a situation that is very normal right now;
the Edwards family. (Video) Jamie Oliver: Let’s have a talk. This stuff goes through you
and your family’s body every week. And I need you to know that this is going to kill
your children early. How are you feeling? Stacy: Just feeling really sad
and depressed right now. But, you know, I want
my kids to succeed in life and this isn’t going to get them there. But I’m killing them. JO: Yes you are. You are. But we can stop that. Normal. Let’s get on schools, something that I’m fairly much
a specialist in. OK, school. What is school? Who invented it?
What’s the purpose of school? School was always invented
to arm us with the tools to make us creative, do wonderful things, make us earn a living, etc., etc. You know, it’s been kind of in this sort
of tight box for a long, long time, OK? But we haven’t really evolved it to deal with the health
catastrophes of America, OK? School food is something that most kids —
31 million a day, actually — have twice a day, more than often,
breakfast and lunch, 180 days of the year. So you could say that school
food is quite important, really, judging the circumstances. (Laughter) Before I crack into my rant, which I’m sure you’re waiting for — (Laughter) I need to say one thing,
and it’s so important in, hopefully, the magic
that happens and unfolds in the next three months. The lunch ladies,
the lunch cooks of America — I offer myself as their ambassador. I’m not slagging them off. They’re doing the best they can do. They’re doing their best. But they’re doing what they’re told, and what they’re being
told to do is wrong. The system is highly run by accountants; there’s not enough, or any,
food-knowledgeable people in the business. There’s a problem: If you’re not a food expert,
and you’ve got tight budgets and it’s getting tighter,
then you can’t be creative, you can’t duck and dive
and write different things around things. If you’re an accountant, and a box-ticker, the only thing you can do
in these circumstances is buy cheaper shit. Now, the reality is, the food that your kids get
every day is fast food, it’s highly processed, there’s not enough
fresh food in there at all. You know, the amount
of additives, E numbers, ingredients you wouldn’t believe — there’s not enough veggies at all. French fries are considered a vegetable. Pizza for breakfast.
They don’t even get crockery. Knives and forks?
No, they’re too dangerous. They have scissors in the classroom, but knives and forks? No. And the way I look at it is: If you don’t have knives
and forks in your school, you’re purely endorsing, from a state level, fast food,
because it’s handheld. And yes, by the way, it is fast food: It’s sloppy Joes, it’s burgers, it’s wieners, it’s pizzas,
it’s all of that stuff. (Sighs) Ten percent of what we spend
on health care, as I said earlier, is on obesity, and it’s going to double. We’re not teaching our kids. There’s no statutory right
to teach kids about food, elementary or secondary school, OK? We don’t teach kids about food, right? And this is a little clip
from an elementary school, which is very common in England. (Video) Who knows what this is? Child: Potatoes. Jamie Oliver: Potato?
So, you think these are potatoes? Do you know what that is? Do you know what that is? Child: Broccoli? JO: What about this? Our good old friend. Child: Celery. JO: No. What do you think this is? Child: Onion.
JO: Onion? No. JO: Immediately you
get a really clear sense of “Do the kids know anything
about where food comes from?” Who knows what that is? Child: Uh, pear? JO: What do you think this is?
Child: I don’t know. JO: If the kids don’t know what stuff is, then they will never eat it. (Laughter) JO: Normal. England and America, England and America. Guess what fixed that. Two one-hour sessions. We’ve got to start teaching our kids
about food in schools, period. (Applause) I want to tell you about something that kind of epitomizes the trouble
that we’re in, guys, OK? I want to talk about something
so basic as milk. Every kid has the right to milk at school. Your kids will be having milk
at school, breakfast and lunch, right? They’ll be having two bottles, OK? And most kids do. But milk ain’t good enough anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I support milk — but someone at the milk board probably paid a lot of money
for some geezer to work out that if you put loads of flavorings, colorings and sugar in milk, more kids will drink it. Yeah. Obviously now that’s going to catch on the apple board is going to work out that if they make toffee apples
they’ll eat more as well. Do you know what I mean? For me, there isn’t any need
to flavor the milk. Okay? There’s sugar in everything. I know the ins and outs
of those ingredients. It’s in everything. Even the milk hasn’t escaped
the kind of modern-day problems. There’s our milk. There’s our carton. In that is nearly as much sugar
as one of your favorite cans of fizzy pop, and they are having two a day. So, let me just show you. We’ve got one kid, here — having, you know,
eight tablespoons of sugar a day. You know, there’s your week. There’s your month. And I’ve taken the liberty of putting in just the five years
of elementary school sugar, just from milk. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but judging the circumstances, right, any judge in the whole world, would look at the statistics
and the evidence, and they would find any government
of old guilty of child abuse. That’s my belief. (Applause) (Applause ends) Now, if I came up here, and I wish
I could come up here today and hang a cure for AIDS or cancer, you’d be fighting
and scrambling to get to me. This, all this bad news, is preventable. That’s the good news. It’s very, very preventable. So, let’s just think about,
we got a problem here, we need to reboot. Okay so, in my world,
what do we need to do? Here is the thing, right, it cannot just come from one source. To reboot and make real tangible change, real change, so that I could look you
in the white of the eyes and say, “In 10 years’ time, the history of your children’s lives, happiness — and let’s not forget,
you’re clever if you eat well, you know you’re going to live longer — all of that stuff,
it will look different. OK?” So, supermarkets. Where else do you shop so religiously? Week in, week out. How much money do you spend,
in your life, in a supermarket? Love them. They just sell us what we want. All right. They owe us to put a food ambassador
in every major supermarket. They need to help us shop. They need to show us how to cook
quick, tasty, seasonal meals for people that are busy. This is not expensive. It is done in some, and it needs
to be done across the board in America soon, and quick. The big brands, you know, the food brands, need to put food education
at the heart of their businesses. I know, easier said than done. It’s the future. It’s the only way. Fast food. With the fast-food industry you know, it’s very competitive. I’ve had loads
of secret papers and dealings with fast food restaurants. I know how they do it. I mean, basically they’ve weaned us on to these hits of sugar,
salt and fat, and x, y, and z, and everyone loves them, right? So, these guys are going
to be part of the solution. But we need to get the government to work with all of the fast food purveyors
and the restaurant industry, and over a five, six, seven year period wean of us off the extreme amounts of fat, sugar and all the other
non-food ingredients. Now, also, back to the sort of big brands: labeling, I said earlier,
is an absolute farce and has got to be sorted. OK, school. Obviously, in schools, we owe it to them to make sure those 180 days of the year, from that little precious age of four, until 18, 20, 24, whatever, they need to be cooked proper, fresh food from local growers on site, OK? There needs to be a new
standard of fresh, proper food for your children, yeah? (Applause) Under the circumstances,
it’s profoundly important that every single
American child leaves school knowing how to cook 10 recipes that will save their life. Life skills. (Applause) That means that they can be
students, young parents, and be able to sort of duck and dive
around the basics of cooking, no matter what recession hits
them next time. If you can cook,
recession money doesn’t matter. If you can cook, time doesn’t matter. The workplace, we haven’t
really talked about it. You know, it’s now time
for corporate responsibility to really look at what they feed
or make available to their staff. The staff are the moms and dads
of America’s children. Marissa, her father died in her hand, I think she’d be quite happy if corporate America could start
feeding their staff properly. Definitely they shouldn’t be left out. Let’s go back to the home. Now, look, if we do
all this stuff, and we can, it’s so achievable. You can care and be commercial. Absolutely. But the home needs to start passing on
cooking again, for sure. For sure, pass it on as a philosophy. And for me, it’s quite romantic, but it’s about if one person
teaches three people how to cook something, and they teach three of their mates, that only has to repeat itself 25 times, and that’s the whole
population of America. Romantic, yes, but most importantly, it’s about trying to get people to realize that every one of your individual efforts
makes a difference. We’ve got to put back what’s been lost. Huntington’s Kitchen. Huntington, where I made this program, we’ve got this prime-time program that hopefully will inspire people
to really get on this change. I truly believe that change will happen. Huntington’s Kitchen.
I work with a community. I worked in the schools. I found local sustainable funding to get every single school in the area
from the junk, onto the fresh food: six-and-a-half grand per school. (Applause) That’s all it takes,
six-and-a-half grand per school. The Kitchen is 25 grand a month. Okay? This can do 5,000 people a year, which is 10 percent of their population, and it’s people on people. You know, it’s local cooks
teaching local people. It’s free cooking lessons,
guys, in the Main Street. This is real, tangible change,
real, tangible change. Around America, if we just look back now, there is plenty of wonderful
things going on. There is plenty of beautiful
things going on. There are angels
around America doing great things in schools — farm-to-school set-ups, garden set-ups, education — there are amazing people
doing this already. The problem is they all want to roll out what they’re doing to the next school, but there’s no cash. We need to recognize the experts
and the angels quickly, identify them, and allow them
to easily find the resource to keep rolling out
what they’re already doing, and doing well. Businesses of America need to support Mrs. Obama to do the things
that she wants to do. (Applause) And look, I know it’s weird having an English person
standing here before you talking about all this. All I can say is: I care. I’m a father, and I love this country. And I believe truly, actually, that if change can be made
in this country, beautiful things will happen
around the world. If America does it,
other people will follow. It’s incredibly important. (Audience) Yeah! (Applause) When I was in Huntington, trying to get a few things to work
when they weren’t, I thought “If I had a magic wand,
what would I do?” And I thought, “You know what? I’d just love to be put in front
of some of the most amazing movers and shakers in America.” And a month later, TED phoned me up
and gave me this award. I’m here. So, my wish. Dyslexic, so I’m a bit slow. My wish is for you to help a strong,
sustainable movement to educate every child about food, to inspire families to cook again, and to empower people everywhere to fight obesity. (Applause) Thank you. (Applause continues)

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100 thoughts on “Teach every child about food | Jamie Oliver

  1. what are the nutritional requirements for the young children ?? T.T im doing an asessment now and i was wondering if anyone has seen the video pls tell me XD

  2. These are the kinds of people that we need to run our country, not people that think windmill noise causes cancer, but global warming isn't real.

  3. Surely it is CHEAPER to eat fruit and veg than all the cheesy/meat/sugar based rubbish these people are working through every week?

  4. I am aiming toward living a lifestyle where I grow my own food. I would raise animals for food as well. When I try to explain to ignorant people about the dangers in the food they are eating they lose attention and start looking away or changing the subject. They don't understand how important it is to know what you're eating. My little brother had a friend who was eating a strange piece of meat and I asked what it was and he had no clue. How could someone eat something and not know what it is? This is a terrible and dangerous way to live. Ignorant people need to learn about what is in their food.

  5. This is a good talk, but it hasn’t aged super well and it needs some redoing. For one, the obesity problem isn’t just about food, and the health problem isn’t just about weight. What’s more important is eating well, and learning how to eat well – which he talks about a little, bit Id love to see it more in-depth. Maybe he could do another talk that’s more up to date?

  6. Oops

  7. Us americans have NO EXCUSE. In poorer countries, fat is beautiful because fat is nourished and nourished is rich. We are privileged first worlders.

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  9. Yeah well your sugar tax is hurting low income families, your restaurants where a disgrace hygiene wise.

  10. High protein content of milk peaches calcium and phosphorus from the bones. No wonder countries with the highest dairy consumption have the highest rates of osteoporosis

  11. What other people didn't think about is that he's actually telling the truth. Many people die everyday because of diet related diseases and the authorities don't take it seriously. And that's more laughable than Jamie's speech.

  12. 12:07 Someone tell those two rude gits to get off their phones and give a crap about the future generations' FUTURE.

  13. The silence of this audience is so disappointing. They're so verbally disconnected, it's evident they're in the zone of "I've seen/heard this sort of thing so many times, I can't be emotionally impacted/effected any more". So no WONDER nothing's been done. It's vile. "We shall remember not the voices of our enemies but the silence of our friends." ~ Martin Luther-King

    Edit: The standing ovation at th end was lovely, but the lack of action was thoroughly disappointing.

  14. he is moving so fast on stage, camera can hardly catch him in close shot….cannot see his actual face clearly

  15. Go to Germany to know what makes people fat.
    Stupidity and lack of love.
    Raise your kids yourself, take care of yourself and your kids. Do things the way they are right, not the way you are told or the way they are comfortable.
    My patients are almost all trying to live that way. They take responsibility for their lives. I have nearly no obese patient below age 18, and few below 35. Those who are over 35 are very seldomly severely obese. Those who are a moderately obese usually have severe emotional problems or are disabled.
    Almost NONE of my juvenile patients are being served any kind of lemonade more often than once a month.

    Those who don't care will NEVER be lean in masses in a country where there's a food industry.

    Being lean is a choice.

  16. I remember my 8 year birthday where the kids screamed and shouted in disgust because my parents had made a birthday-surprise of oranges pierced with pieces of various fruits to make something different and healthy instead of the traditional birthday-cake. What a fiasko.

  17. It´s good what he´s doing, but what an headache it can create to be so thorough. How does he deal with that?

  18. And nowadays, we're starting to see the other end of the horseshoe. Where sugars and fats are so vilified that they're not taught as necessary nutrients that have to be balanced, but things to be avoided at all costs. Where fruits and fruit juices with no added sugars are bemoaned for their natural sugar content and even planned to be taxed for what they are. Where children aren't being taught about balanced diets, that healthy foods are the best thing in the world even though overindulgence of healthy foods can damage your health just as easily as unhealthy foods.

  19. So did that first girl die at 22? Because if she didn't then maybe a lot of what he said was hyperbole and exaggeration. Heart disease is number one because we have practically eliminated infant mortality and reduced accidents, which held the high spots historically. After heart issues, like it stopping when we die, what's left is a distant second.

  20. Corn dogs, pizzas, pancakes, lasagnas, sure, that's 'normal'. Yet people who don't eat like that, and don't know anyone who does, will assume that it is an epidemic because someone told them so.

  21. You tell 'em Jamie. Jamie and Gordon are my fav chefs. British and proud. We all need to look after each other 🇺🇲🇬🇧

  22. If vegetables tasted and looked like meat, i'd eat them but since they look weird and have foul smell(especially tomatoes), why should I eat something that is supposedly "healthy" if tasting it makes me gag out of disgustingness?

  23. I love the ideas he's backing here.

    I do wish his TED talk didn't come across so fat-shamey and that he'd focus more on what our social norms are in relation to nutrition and home economics basics like cooking healthy meals and understanding portion/calories and how these things affect one's health.

    Additionally, tasting a variety of foods, no matter the age of the individual, the more likely it is for that person to be open to new flavors, consistencies, and combinations and therefore will likely be more exploratory when it comes to food options as choices.

    Feeding yourself and your family is built on habits. Cooking meals is time consuming and takes mental effort at the end of a long day when you're already mentally exhausted. Most people want something easy and quick, meaning something they're familiar with and can put together without much thought – of course, this doesn't mean processed food. It's not impossible to learn later in life but it much easier to start young and imbed those habits and positivity towards fresh food flavor profiles.

  24. Watching in 2019..
    Nothing has changed.
    It got worse !
    The motto of this seminar should have been
    Feeding children junk food = CHILD ABUSE !!!
    And should be punishable by law !

  25. On a top of a that..no CHILD over the age of 2 ..or any grown up for that matter ..should be drinking milk.
    Milk is for the cows babies.
    And even those..stop drinking mothers milk quite fast.
    We are not calves.
    We need no milk at all.
    Fermented milk.products are great though.
    Eat them yourself and feed your child with plain full fat yoghurt..kefir..butter milk for extensive benefits.
    Full cream is good too because it has concentration of best saturated fats !!!
    But no plain milk

  26. society shames people for drug use. why is excessive salt fat sugar abuse accepted? we need a cultural change. if you eat junk food regularly you are no different from a junkie after his next hit. ignorance is bliss. unhealthy coorporations profit from your addiction and death the sooner this information is made known the better

  27. J.E.R.F.


    Wash fruit well as it's sprayed with 39 poisons… apples look PERFECT because birds & insects are clever enough to deduce this and not eat it at all…

  28. Jamie, you're such a beautiful person and a gift to the planet. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others. Namaste <3

  29. just before anyone takes this man seriously, these are the names of his children:
    Poppy Honey Rosie
    Daisy Boo Pamela
    Petal Blossom Rainbow
    Buddy Bear Maurice
    River Rocket

  30. Michelle Obama failed in her attempt to change school lunch. It wasn't tasty, bad presentation, and not a good selection. I saw it with my own eyes.

  31. Why did they tape plastic inside the wheel barrow. It's not like sugar was going to hurt it.

    Maybe the returned it to the store after the ted talk.

  32. 3:30 I think that's David byrn from talking heads in the Audience there. He does the motivational stuff now so makes sense

  33. I may be able to point you in the right direction. There are five basic nutrients: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, the macronutrients; and vitamins and minerals, the micronutrients. Each one of these nutrients deserve equal respect but much confusion surrounds carbohydrates owing to the fact that most of the world eats refined carbohydrates, polishing off or sifting out the bran and germ and in the process stripping the grain of all it's nutritional value. The solution is simply to start eating non gm whole foods such as brown, red or wild rice, brown bread, amaranth, sweet potatoes, potatoes, millet, yams, oats, einkorn, barley, or wheat berries and if you find that soybean oil, a common additive in bread makes you fart look for silver hills sprouted power bread, or brown bread from a local green market.

  34. it's be nice to have an update from Jamie Oliver early next year to check how the situation is and is it has improved at all

  35. Every buck saved on food is wasted tenfold in health costs. Should America invest in more hospitals… or in better food education and provisioning?

  36. I think Jamie overlooked that the federal government subsidises corn in order to keep food prices down, and that's why corn, namely highly fructose corn syrup- a sugar, is in so much food.

    Why else do you think you can get a hamburger for a dollar? It's not purely economies of scale. It's because you have beef from cows fed on corn, the bun has corn syrup in it, the ketchup has corn syrup in it, the burger could be cooked with corn oil, and this is also not to mention how the fries could be fried in corn oil, and the soda probably has corn syrup in it.

  37. The same changes in the economy that have led to the current state of food are affecting literally every other aspect of the economy as well. I could technically create my own car but it's easier to go buy one typically

  38. "As much sugar as a can of fizzy drink."
    Really? A 375 mL can of Coke has 39 grams. A 473 mL carton of chocolate milk has 26.
    Don't get me wrong, I think like Oliver, there isn't any need to flavor the milk, but it's still not as high in sugar as fizzy drink.
    Yet, 8 tablespoons of sugar a day… that's 40 a week, 160 a month, 1600 a year, 9600 from Gr 1 to 6. That's 300 lbs of sugar just from milk.

  39. At the rate people seem to go against science and believe they can regulate their own health, I question how his solution of government policing the food industry would work. Conspiracy theorists would just have a field day.

  40. I respected him until he said he supports milk, sorry but for someone who tries to education about food thats the WORST thing you could recommend to people of any age to drink. We drink our mothers breast milk until needed and then stop, end of story. NO ONE should be drinking another mammals breast milk intended for its OWN offspring. ENOUGH of the LIES.

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  42. In Norway, we have a mandatory class called "mat og helse" i, n 6th, and 9th grade where we learn what to eat, how to make it, proper technique and what's healthy.


  44. He focuses on obesity and early death. Those are big problems. But a lot of people don't understand that an unhealthy diet can mess you up in many other ways physically and mentally. I'd argue that quality of life is more important that longevity. What's 5-10 more years of life if you can't enjoy it? Wish he would have touched on that some.

    I had a very poor diet for years and developed several health issues. My quality of life became poor. I've always been skinny so obesity was not part of the equation. Finally taught myself good health and I improved greatly. Its great that he's spreading awareness. The idea that we need to teach our kids is spot on. But they should know a broader scope than "poor diet can cause obesity and shorten your life."

  45. how do you get children with serious sensory issues to eat healthy food? my youngest two are on the spectrum with sensory issues that make them insanely sensitive to taste, smell and texture so they're extremely picky eaters. it breaks my heart because I cannot get them to eat healthier options. I don't know how to get past their sensitivities. I'm not talking voluntary pickiness like they're just being brats and I'm giving in to it. no. I'm talking serious sensory issues. what am I supposed to do?? how do you get children with those issues to at least try new foods??

  46. It is time to turn vegan to save the planet. Many athletes can be our inspiration. In India, it is in our culture not to eat any kind of meat, but many of us are being fooled to consume eggs and dairy products to save own life by taking other's life. Mother Earth is calling us……

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