I just can’t resist passing on this TED talk with chef Jamie Oliver.  He became an inspiration for me after he did the TV series on changing the food served in school cafeterias (watch to around the 10 minute mark for Oliver’s rant on this topic).

But one of the most jaw dropping part comes around the 11:30 mark where kids try to identify common vegetables – and get most of them wrong.

And the wheelbarrow full of sugar is just from the MILK kids drink at school over five years.

Take a moment and watch the video and find out how all these problems are treatable!

Today’s kids are expected to live 10 years less than we are expected to live.  All because of unhealthy eating and living.  The future of kids yoga needs to include Yogic eating.  This will help teachers develop a healthy yoga business and a healthy lifestyle. We can educate kids, parents, and even other teachers about yogic eating.  It includes healthy foods, snacks, and how to cook healthy meals (especially vegetarian).

Once you know how, cooking at home is less expensive, taste better, and according to Jamie Oliver, helps you live longer.

Jamie Oliver and a thousand smiling yogis agree!

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8 Comments
  1. Lisa, thanks for the links. It’s great that even the president of the USA (supporting his wife)is getting on board with this!

  2. Wonderful post Aruna! I couldn’t agree more. Slow Food USA (www.slowfoodusa.org) is a wonderful blog that highlights all goings on related to the promotion of eating and cooking real food.

    Also a must – SIGN THE PETITION to pay the Child Nutrition Act, promoting real food lunches in our schools…”Let’s move to get healthier food into our nation’s schools” – Michelle Obama. Join the initiative by signing the petition and email your legislatures to pass the Child Nutrition Act. http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5986/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=828
    Takes just 30 seconds and offers a way to share the petition with your friends.

    Here an article from our blog, The Kids Yoga Resource, titled Food, Mood, Behavior and Learning: What are You Feeding Your Kids this Year? http://www.thekidsyogaresource.com/2010/01/food-mood-behavior-learning-feeding-kids.html

  3. Thanks for your comments Jennifer and Donna – it gives me hope to see the teachers and leaders of today caring about healthy food.

  4. Aruna, thank you for this post. I was very inspired by Jamie Oliver’s video. I will be passing that along. Since watching Food Inc. I have made a decision to avoid eating meat and poultry out unless I know it is organic or free range. It is challenging!! I think we owe it to our kids to change food in our countries. We owe it to our children to provide them with a healthier future.

  5. This is definitely a huge concern and something that is completely controlable. We need to become more engaged with our food sources and aware of what we are putting into our bodies. Convenience is not an excuse, its a death sentence. Take the time, make some whole food, create an environment of caring for the body and mind. Thanks for sharing Jamie’s rant – I adore him!

  6. This post was inspired partly by Jennifer’s blog post (link below). Where she’s encouraging us

    “More over, it is even more worthwhile to pack your kids lunches and take back control of what is feeding their brains and bodies.”

    http://karmaspot.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/food-issues/

    It’s a great read on the topic of food in today’s world. Thanks Karmaspot!