For everyone who wants to enjoy delicious food AND stay fit and healthy.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Watch this TV show
You may have seen the ads on ABC-TV for the new series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." Last Sunday they ran a preview of the series, which starts for real on Friday 3/26 at 8 PM on ABC.
I watched the preview and found it intriguing, impressive -- and daunting. He is spending time in Huntington, WV, a city with extremely high rates of obesity, diabetes, and early deaths caused by heart disease and stroke, and linked to horribly poor dietary habits and inactivity. Oliver is on a crusade to turn this town around. If you watch the show, you get a real sense of what he (and a lot of other good-intentioned people) is/are up against.
As you probably know, Michele Obama is leading an effort to reduce childhood obesity in our nation, a cause that goes hand in glove with Oliver's.
If you go to the link above to Oliver's website, you can find out more about how to join this effort.
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.