While he was able to warm the decidedly cool receptions he got in both cities to at least a gentle saute, Oliver recognizes that real social change will only come from grassroots efforts around the country. To that end, he has declared May 19 to be Food Revolution Day, and encouraged local communities to come together to raise awareness and raise money for food education programs.
He hopes May 19 to be a day of action, but also an opportunity to educate people around the globe. From the event website: "Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets. We want to inspire change in people’s food habits and to promote the mission for better food and education for everyone."
Nashville is joining the fray with an event at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in their Grow Local Kitchen. You are invited to:
Join local foodies, chefs and nutrition experts to learn how anyone can eat, shop and live healthier lives with basic food education. This event is geared towards everyone, from families to young professionals. We will even have a kids area where they can learn how to make healthy snacks.
You don't need to make a ton of money to buy healthy foods. In fact, produce is much more affordable when purchased locally, including farmer's markets and through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Fast food doesn't have to come through a window, either. The meals we will show you how to make are fast, affordable and healthy.
The event is free and open to the public! Please consider making a donation to Food Revolution day to continue this sort of education across the world.
They'll have fun events for the kids and plenty of educational opportunities for everyone. And if you stick around afterwards, you can attend frequent Bites commenter Vivek Surti's Epicurean Adventures Supper Club starting at 6 p.m.