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Real Food Leaders Unite at One Young World

Posted: 26/10/2012 16:19

Food Initiatives

Last week, Jamie was joined by some amazing leaders in the real food movement to talk about the global Food Revolution and how we can all shape a better future at the One Young World Conference in Pittsburgh.

Joining Jamie for this inspiring conversation, moderated by Betsy Benson of Pittsburgh Magazine were:

• Michiel Bakker, Director of Global Food Services, Google
• Lilia Smelkova, Food Day Campaign Manager, Center for Science in the Public Interest
• Éilis O'Reilly, Instructor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
• Kim Kessler, Food Policy Co‐ordinator, NY Mayor's Office
• Mark Crumpacker, Chief Marketing Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill
• Dr. Michael Parkinson, Senior Medical Director, UPMC Health Plan & Work Partners, Pittsburgh

The conversation ranged from food education to food policy, the medical, social and economic costs of obesity and diet related diseases, and how everyone has a role to play in turning this course.

Watch the full conversation and great questions and comments from OYW delegates and young leaders here.

Shaping A Better Future

"If we can combine our efforts and unify our expertise, together we can continue the Food Revolution's amazing work in getting food education at the top of everyone's agenda." Jamie Oliver

"Google's vision for its Food program is to inspire the world to use food experiences and choices to develop more sustainable lifestyles and communities." Michiel Bakker

"NYC's food policy aims to increase access to healthy foods, promote food security, and improve the sustainability of our food system" Kim Kessler

"Optimizing personal, family, business and community performance begins by creating environments which make the right choice the easy choice in all things 'health'" Michael Parkinson

"We need to raise awareness about food issues, improve food policies on all levels, and get diverse groups to collaborate for faster progress." Lilia Smelkova

"The Department of Nutrition at Harvard strives to improve the health of individuals worldwide through multidisciplinary research and training, international collaboration, and public health policy initiatives and outreach." Éilis O'Reilly

"Chipotle is working to "Cultivate a Better World" by making wholesome, unprocessed food available to everyone. Our vision is to Change the way people think about and eat fast food." Mark Crumpacker

Food Revolution Day 2013

During the conference, Jamie Oliver also announced the date for Food Revolution Day 2013 - May 17th! Now's the time to start thinking about how you'll be standing up for real food and empowering and inspiring your community to do the same on May 17th next year, find out more at www.foodrevolutionday.com.

The Food Revolution Team

 

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