I want to send a big shout out to all of you guys here on Oprah's site. Thank you for supporting the Food Revolution. You are amazing! With your help, we now have nearly a half-million signatures on my petition. WOW! That's an incredible number. It shows how many of you believe it's time to change things. I've been contacted by people all over America who have watched my TV show and are worried about their kids' diet and health. You are telling me that you want to get out there and do something! If you want to start your own Food Revolution, here are three things you can do now:
1.Sign the petition. If you've already signed it, get two more people to sign. Do it now. Don't leave your computer till you've called your mom, your partner, your best friend and made them sign. Be a pain like me, because if you believe, like I do, that this is one of the most important issues of our time, and one of the serious problems in America, we need people to be shouting out for things to get better. This petition is America's voice for change.
2.Cook something. From scratch. With raw ingredients. Have fun, make mistakes and enjoy real food. Check out these simple toolkits on the revolution website to get you started.
3.Have lunch at your child's school. Find out what the quality of food is like, ask what is prepared fresh in the kitchen and what comes in preprocessed. If you think it could be better, start talking to people about making changes. Find out more here.
Big thanks and love to Oprah and her team for supporting the Food Revolution. It's incredible to have her on side. I can't wait to take this campaign to the next level.
If you get stuck or need extra help, log on to the forums on my site, as there are wonderful people on there from all over America who will only be too happy to help you and answer any questions you might have.
For all you Facebook fans, there are some great sites that have been set up, including our friend Cath, who has set up a fan page that has over 90,000 members. You rock, Cath!
As you will see on Twitter, I am letting everyone know what I am up to, so you can follow me there as well and also get all of your mates to tweet about the revolution as well.
I've been lucky enough to get incredible support from people in the public eye who have been helping me spreading the Food Revolution word. Big love and thanks to all of them. Check out their pics.
Look Who's Talking
I have received so many letters and emails of support from people all over the world. Kind words of encouragement that have really kept me going at times when I've been busy working hard on the campaign. I wish I could share all of those letters with you, but here are a few of my favorites:
Lesleysays: "I can't believe I am finally cooking. I bought the latest book, and have already made several recipes. They are easy and taste great! I am teaching my child to eat well and enjoy cooking. What a great lifelong lesson to give. Thanks, Jamie.
Jennifer says: "Whatever happens in Huntington, or the USA, or the UK...please know that after watching your show I promptly went to the grocery store and bought a load of fresh produce and meats."
Springfoal says: "Kudos, Jamie! What an awesome, eye-opening show! And I will never eat chicken nuggets again or feed them to my grandchildren. So your little experiment did work—maybe not for those kids on your show, but for
a lot of other Americans!