I attended Jamie Oliver’s grand opening of The Kitchen in Westwood and he discussed his mission for the Food Revolution Campaign. Given that the campaign addresses food in schools, I thought it would be appropriate to encourage other parents on what they can do to change the food purchases being made in schools to offer our children nutritious meals.

Together we can teach our children to make healthy choices about food that will heighten their awareness in the classroom. For many parents struggling to make ends meet, food choices are sometimes sacrificed when thinking about the cheaper items such as fried noodles with a seasoning packet versus whole grain pasta. Vegetables and fruit can also be costly; however, there are ways we can provide our children the needed nutrients to break the cycle of our poor eating habits in America.

Obesity, juvenile diabetes and hunger are issues in our country that we need to address. Jamie Oliver is trying to enter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District to see what types of food are being served to our children. I support his effort and applaud him for taking a stand for America’s children and families. I hope you will too. Below are the LAUSD board members you can email with the following information:

marguerite.lamotte@lausd.net; monica.garcia@lausd.net; tamar.galatzan@lausd.net; steve.zimmer@lausd.net; yolie.flores@lausd.net; nury.martinez@lausd.net; richard.vladovic@lausd.net.

Enter subject line: Let Jamie Oliver into LAUSD and request their support.

Tell them you want them to grant Jamie Oliver access into schools to see the food children are served. Obesity, juvenile diabetes and hunger are problems in America. We need to ensure that our children in schools are getting nutritious meals. We need to make children and families aware of the health and school issues that are affected by the foods served in schools. As a parent, I support Jamie and his efforts to heighten people’s awareness of eating better, making healthy food choices, and teaching cooking skills and recipes that offer children nutritious meals.

Don’t forget to “cc”: jamieskitchenla@live.com

This is one full plate on Naked Chef’s menu I’m willing to take a bite out of, anytime, Grace!

Guiding Lesson: Eve, what an incredible effort that Jamie Oliver is undertaking!  And as others join in, they too are being part of spreading the message, the good news about food.  It is the way, the truth to a message that will lead people to a new way of life and health.

As you stated, the children need new options to french fries, chips, burgers, etc.  They need to be freed from being held captive to fried food, junk food and processed food. It seems like the more you eat this type of food the more you crave it. I believe that there might be a fast food gene that will be discovered to help explain the lure people have to food that is soaked and fried in hot fatty oil.

Parents are also lost when it comes to knowing what to feed their children. It’s not that they don’t know, but they are working and trying to find quick and low cost options that fit into their busy lives that is still affordable. Helping parents to reconnect to natural food is the beginning of a new and healthy future. 

I believe the work that Jamie Oliver is committed to doing is aligned with God’s plan for the children.

As Isaiah said in verse 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon  me…he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the  brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the  prisoners”. This may be the work God started, but can only be completed through everyone. Jamie is trying to do this, but needs everyone’s help.

Well, Eve, since I am an angel and a messenger from God, who better to continue spreading the message to help impact change for the children. Be the message. Be the message. That is what we are all called to be. What is your message?

Grace

 

Posted by Marisol Barrios as MissGuided Mom's "Eve"

After 12 years of marriage, I found myself suddenly divorced with two sons to raise. Inspired by life's events, I decided to create "Eve" and tell her story, a story that will resonate with many women. "Eve" will take you through the good, the bad, and the ugly of marriage, motherhood, career and divorce. After numerous delicate situations, she decides to surrender her life to a higher being and welcomes her guardian angel who teaches her life lessons. Join "Eve," her guardian angel, and friends as she takes you through an unimaginable journey of self-discovery. (Pictured: Caterina Clarke as MissGuided Mom's Guardian Angel "Grace" and Marisol Barrios as MissGuided Mom's "Eve")

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