Just call him Jamie Oliver

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Beets + 300 little kids = BW's whole day on May 16. And he loved it :)

BW was in charge of our school's Food Revolution Day, designed by British chef Jamie Oliver to help kids across the globe learn to make healthy food from scratch, thus fighting childhood obesity and diet-related illnesses.

A movement like this hits home in the Czech Republic, which has the highest rate of adult obesity in Europe at 28.7%, according to a 2013 study by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Whilst Czech cuisine has long been known for its high caloric content, researchers are also blaming the increase in health problems to the influx of Western fast food and preservative-laden convenience nosh over the past couple of decades.

These pictures of our school's super participation in Food Revolution Day were taken by the Primary School Principal and originally shown on the school's public Facebook site:

All in all, a smashing 237,822 participants from 121 countries all over the world took part in this special event. Yet again, what a terrific thing for our school to be involved with!

Here's a link to the Rainbow Salad Wrap they made, should you want some clean eating, as it's packed with fruits and veg:


And Czech-wise, it has ingredients like cabbage, apples, beets and yogurt, which are so easy to find here in landlocked Central Europe. Good stuff.


  1. I'm very impressed by his courage and ability to wear a nice grey sweater near a ton of children and beets!

    1. Ha! Yeah, I can't believe he didn't come home a hot mess that day. I think the pink apron helped!

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  3. It's good to see this sort of thing in the Czech Republic. Czech cuisine is certainly not the healthiest around, that the country also has a strong pub culture doesn't help, and the number of fast food outlets has risen dramatically since I arrived in the country in 2004.

    When I first arrived, Brno had two McDonalds outlets (one in the centre and one in the suburbs) and one KFC. Ten years later, there's three outlets of each right in the centre. To put that in perspective, Brno's centre is so compact that most people can walk from one side of it to the other in ten minutes or less.


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