Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Student Micro Blog: Jorge Zarate - Arenas

What is Revolution Day?
Food Revolution Day” on May 17th is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It's a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims 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 (Better Food Foundation, 2013). (
Hello everyone.  My name is Jorge Zarate.  Today, I want to share with you this information that can help anyone who is at risk for a heart attack and for general knowledge to all of us, especially the new generations.  Chef Jamie Oliver started a movement on May 19, 2012 called Food Revolution Day.  I presented a persuasive speech in my Presentation Skills class on this topic.  I firmly believe and share the opinion of Jamie Oliver to promote a sustainable culture to educate new and existing generations to fight obesity and bad eating habits, as well as to promote, educate, and share the basic skills of cooking food with our families, friends, and people that surround us. This topic inspired me to such a degree that I shared this information with my class instructors, classmates and the student advisory board members.  We can make our own group to support this cause and be part of this annual international event, the International Food Revolution Day, which for this year was on May 17.  Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to hold this event at our school this year.  Nevertheless, the seed has been planted and I hope that the next year, I would be available to come back here and join in this noble cause and help grant Jamie Oliver’s dream of achieving his goal, which he describes as follows.
         “I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity”