Jamie Oliver shares with Warwick Academy why eating healthy is important

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  • Warwick Academy pupils prepare to cook as part of the school's participationin Food Revolution Day 2014 with schools around the world.

    Warwick Academy pupils prepare to cook as part of the school's participationin Food Revolution Day 2014 with schools around the world.


Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was on hand to give Warwick Academy students a lesson in the importance of the culinary arts yesterday.

The students were taking part in Food Revolution Day, a campaign launched by Mr Oliver to demonstrate the importance of being able to cook and how it can impact health.

Food and Nutrition students watched a film by Mr Oliver explaining the campaign.

The school’s director of Development, Jane Vickers, said: “Learning about food and how to cook from scratch is one of the most valuable skills a child can ever learn.

This knowledge used to be passed down from generation to generation, but now, with an over-reliance on unhealthy convenience foods, millions of people lack the confidence and even the most basic skills to cook for themselves and their families.

By educating children about food in a fun and engaging way, we’re equipping them and future generations with the skills they need to live healthier lives.

Mr Oliver added: “Cooking is, without a doubt, one of the most important skills a person can ever learn and share. Once someone has that knowledge, that’s it — they’re set for life.”

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Published May 19, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated May 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm)

Jamie Oliver shares with Warwick Academy why eating healthy is important

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