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The 2011 Champions of Health and Fitness

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Food Revolutionary: Jamie Oliver

By Cristina Goyanes

Rotisserie chicken. Steamed broccoli. Fresh fruit salad. Those are just some of the healthy foods being served in the Cabell County school district in Huntington, West Virginia, thanks to chef Jamie Oliver, whose Emmy Award-winning TV show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, helped overhaul lunch menus that were filled with processed, fatty fare. "Learning about food and how to cook are important life skills," Oliver says. "We have a responsibility to teach our kids these skills." He has made great strides in England, his home country: After hundreds of thousands of people signed his online petition calling for better food for kids, the government announced an almost $1 billion investment to improve nutrition in schools. Last year Oliver started a similar petition in the United States that has more than 622,000 signatures; he plans to present it to Congress. Now, after recently winning a $100,000 award from TED, a nonprofit that helps advance world-changing ideas, Oliver is working to educate families about healthy eating through community cooking programs. "A little food knowledge goes a long way," he says. "I want people to be armed with the skills to make healthy changes."

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, January 2011.

 

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lindaeichman wrote:

I like Jillian Michaels and feel that she has inspired a lot of people. I have bought her videos just to motivate me to start any kind of activity routine her messages kept me motivated to at least start some kind of routine.

1/24/2011 05:53:55 PM Report Abuse
c343 wrote:

Great to see Roseanna here, her work is truly valuable. It would be nice if there were a link to her organization: http://www.womenofmeans.org

1/2/2011 03:51:05 PM Report Abuse
TheSpinGuru wrote:

Giving any kind of Fitness industry award to Jillian Michael is an outrage to the entire industry. Her limited knowledge in numerous aspects of fitness are legendary. Her certifications are suspect. Her pulling a seat off a Spinning bike while somebody was riding as well as her kettlebell video is a legendary FAIL.

12/21/2010 02:23:15 PM Report Abuse

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