So I’m a food-lover. A big one. The amount of satisfaction that I take in eating truly delicious foods and experimenting with new flavors and cuisines is way too much to really put into words. I can make an event out of a hamburger and fries combo if it was really worth it. To me, eating food that tastes so awesome you could write poetry for it has got to be one of the greatest pleasures and privileges that my life offers me. And I definitely have no issue with milking that privilege for every drop that it’s worth.
Now, I’m not usually one of those people that worries all that much about calorie-counting or always looks at the back of the cereal box to read the nutritional information. If something tastes really good (or it sounds like it tastes really good) then I’m probably eating it regardless of that other health stuff (which I’m sure I should be paying more attention to). To me, the bottom line is that, if done correctly, your diet should allow you to eat without torturing your body or your self. What I mean to say is that, if you moderate, I personally don’t believe there is a reason for you to deprive yourself of any single, mouthwatering, slightly unhealthy food (PROOF! PROOF!).
That said, I do actually care what happens to my body and I care to keep it in tip-top shape as much as I can. Otherwise, I wouldn’t put myself through something like this. So when I heard about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution making it all the way to Kuwait, I was definitely all kinds of excited.
If you know anything about Jamie Oliver you know that he is a man on a mission. That mission is simply to educate and, through that education, fill your belly up with all kinds of healthy yet delicious goodies. All around the world, the Food Revolution is meant to let people know what they’re eating and asks them to play an active and conscious part in making their own food choices as well as their entire community’s overall nourishment. The Revolution is going to schools and advocating the use of healthier, more organic lunch choices and informing kids and parents alike just what they’re feeding themselves and their families when they opt for some easy yet usually harmful choices on a day-to-day basis. It’s here to let everyone know that, with the right tools and enough knowledge, reshaping our eating and cooking environment for the better and on a global scale is actually a very easy and real possibility.
And, I have to say, knowing the insane, almost unbelievable obesity rankings that Kuwait has been getting lately, its about time we jumped on this bandwagon. If any place needs to reconsider its approach to healthier more responsible eating (whether it be for children or adults), its definitely Kuwait. I mean, with ratings as high as 5th most obese nation in the entire world we could all probably benefit ourselves and the people around us with, at least, some basic knowledge about the ton of food we happily stuff ourselves with on a daily basis.
Now, I’m still not entirely sure about what the Kuwait Food Revolution campaign has exactly in store as far as events or campaigning strategies goes. As far as I can figure out from their official website which, as of now, still looks like its in the construction phases (it just features an image of their flyer) Kuwait is participating in the global Food Revolution Day on the 19th of May.
I’ll be sure to get in contact with them and see if they can provide me with any specific event or campaigning info and report back.
In any case, this is definitely a step in the right direction, guys. Its so great to see Kuwait participating in a cause which has a direct hand in reshaping a major aspect of its generational future. I, for one, am definitely going to help spread the word about the Kuwait Food Revolution and will be more than happy to actually be a part of the difference that this kind of vital campaign can have on our community.
Then, of course, I’ll go chow down on that deliciously mouthwatering burger.
Be sure to check out the Kuwait Food Revolution on their official website or contact them on Twitter @foodrevKuwait.
All my love!