Here’s the deal –
If we can’t all access healthy, clean food, then all of this talk about fixing food isn’t going to help as many people as it could.
As part 3 of our #FixFood mission, we have to increase the awareness and access that people have.
For starters, people who need good nutrition the most (like the working poor) don’t currently have access to it.
We can quickly help people learn how to grow a little bit of their own food – which connects them to themselves, and helps them feel empowered.
When people have access to really high quality food, it helps them feel better, do more, earn more, lift their family out of poverty, get off of diabetes meds, and stop using the Emergency Room as their form of primary care.
We can make food labels better.
There’s a huge growing movement in the U.S. that the rest of the world is begging us to lead the charge on: to label genetically modified foods.
So many people want laws in this area, but they don’t know what to DO about it.
Now, let’s talk about our kids.
Our kids are getting sicker and sicker, younger and younger, with diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And it has a lot to do with how kids are fed in this country.
We live in a hyper advertising and food marketing culture. Kids are bombarded with messages about unhealthy food all day long.
It’s up to us – the adults and parents – to become aware of it and talk to our kids about it, so the messaging they get is balanced (or maybe even has more good messaging than junk food messaging).
Another aspect is the lunch programs in our schools. We can talk to our kids about healthy foods all we like, but if they’re fed junk at school, what happens to the kids whose parents aren’t talking to them about healthy foods? What about the families who rely on the lunch programs to keep their children fed?
We can help fix that. But we have get the education into the schools. And we have to empower the kids.
This is the part of the Super Size Me 10 Year Anniversary series that has me the most excited.
I’m bringing in people who are on the ground, fixing the food culture we live in, so they can talk about how YOU can help make a difference.
And, as a very special guest, we’re highlighting Dr. Oz’s Healthcorps – an amazing program that goes into schools and teaches kids about cooking and nutrition (something that’s sorely lacking schools nowadays).
We are designating Dr. Oz’s Healthcorps as our charity of choice for the entire telesummit. 75% of the profits will be donated to them in order to help this growing movement to help our KIDS fix food.
To learn more about the Super Size Me 10 Year Anniversary telesummit, click here.
And if you’re fired up about fixing the food culture we live in, help spread the word! Feel free to copy/paste this note into facebook and Twitter:
Help fix the food culture in your schools and community. Get in on the #FixFood mission: http://tinyurl.com/supersizefixfood