by Charles Lemos, Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 04:48:15 AM EST
The British chef and food educator Jamie Oliver, perhaps best known for his BBC show The Naked Chef won the annual TED Award for his work on fighting obesity in Huntington, West Virginia. He minces onions but not his words. The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, "One Wish to Change the World." Here's his TED wish:
"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.”
Set up an organization to create a popular movement that will inspire people to change the way they eat. The movement will do this by establishing a network of community kitchens; launching a travelling food theater that will teach kids practical food and cooking skills in an entertaining way and provide basic training for parents and professionals; and bringing millions of people together through an online community to drive the fight against obesity. The grassroots movement must also challenge corporate America to support meaningful programs that will change the culture of junk food.
You can sign a petition and join Jamie's Food Revolution.