LAST WEEK I TALKED ABOUT WHY Jamie Oliverâ€™s Food Revolution canâ€™t change our countryâ€™s eating habits. This week, Iâ€™m in a more optimistic mood. KFC’s Double Down and crappy USDA school lunch guidelines aside, here are three reasons I think Jamieâ€™s Revolution can have an impact on eating habits.
He makes cooking easy and fun. He gets excited and his excitement is infectious. If he can get hundreds of people whoâ€™ve never cooked, including high school students, to cook a meal and have fun doing it then, well, why not millions of people?
He makes genuine connections to people (or seems to, anyway) and genuinely appears to care. Anyone watching his show canâ€™t help but see the effects of poor eating habits (how many times will they make that poor girl say she has 5-7 years?) and the impact Jamie is having on not just the school lunches, but the real people. I canâ€™t imagine anyone watching this show and not being inspired to make even one small change.
If Jamie can change Rod the DJâ€™s mind, he can change anyoneâ€™s mind. While I donâ€™t believe there was any actual feud (reality TV is still TV), I do believe Rod represents a very real segment of the population. For Rod to say he had been â€œenlightenedâ€ about the â€œjoys of cookingâ€ is huge.
As Jamie said about his Huntington 1000, they represent what is possible if you put your mind to it.
Good luck, Jamie!