Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 30/03/2015. Tags: Parenting Education And Politics
Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, has appealed to the masses to join his battle against the high obesity levels in children by petitioning to introduce mandatory food education classes across in schools across the world.
Oliver, who is well known for his campaign ten years ago to improve the standards of school dinners in the UK and is a vocal advocate of healthy eating, states:
"We’re currently facing a global obesity epidemic, with 42 million children under the age of five either overweight or obese across the world.
The bottom line is the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming stats." Recent studies
show that the obesity level in children under five has increased dramatically in the last twenty years.
The British TV chef urges people to sign his petition, in which he states:
“According to the World Health Organisation, 42 million children under the age of five were overweight or obese around the world in 2013 and, worldwide, obesity has more than doubled since 1980. These figures are shocking and we need everyone – governments, businesses, families – to do something about it."
Jamie Oliver's petition can be signed here: change.org