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You are what you eat

Should food education be compulsory? Jamie Oliver thinks so

More than 42 million children under the age of five are either overweight or obese.

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JAMIE OLIVER HAS launched a campaign for food education to be placed on the school curriculum in several countries, including the UK.

The celebrity chef has long campaigned against the growing problem of obesity and diet-related diseases.

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He’s now launched an online petition about food education that he will send to all G20 governments. More than 143,000 people have signed it to date.

Children are suffering unnecessarily, but I’ve got a plan … I believe that it’s a child’s human right to be taught how to grow and cook fresh, nutritious food at school.

Do you think Oliver is right?


Should food education be mandatory in schools?

Poll Results:

Absolutely (5312)
No (263)
I'm not sure (147)

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