Announcing Novemberís Monthly Challenges

Announcing Novemberís Monthly Challenges

Thu 01 Nov 2012

Story by Sarah Curl

As the leaves change and the weather gets colder, we start getting excited about the upcoming holiday season and of course, Novemberís Monthly Challenges!

Since the holidays are just around the corner and we are getting in the spirit of all things holiday, we thought this month would be great to share real food recipes and traditions from around the world. We want to put an emphasis on sharing your recipes, stories and photos from your community!

Novemberís Challenge #1:

Teach your family or friends how to make a holiday meal or a traditional dish from scratch.

Here at the Food Revolution HQ, we are continually blown away by how many different countries are involved in the Food Revolution. With Ambassadors in 58 countries, this month, we want to highlight you, your culture and your family. We all know how important home cooked meals are and we want to put an emphasis on them in this months challenge.

Make sure to pick out your favorite recipe, buy local fresh ingredients, get your family or friends to come by and become the chef and teacher. After you cook your dish, let us know how it went! We want to see your recipes and photos and weíll be sharing them throughout the entire month of November!

Novemberís Challenge #2:

Reach out to local food bloggers and let them know about the Food Revolution and Food Revolution Day.

Many of you have your own blogs but this month is about reaching out to other local food bloggers whom you have admired and looked up to from afar. You never know, they might have something new to offer or teach you. We want you to reach out to your favorite real food blogger and tell them about the Food Revolution and Food Revolution Day.

Donít be shy! Tell them that you admire what they are doing and let them know about the real food initiatives youíre working on in your community. Who knows, you could make a new friend or ally in the fight for real food!

Novemberís Challenge #3:

Continue the Food Revolution at your local school by implementing the second school food toolkit ĎFind Supportí.

This toolkit will give you general information about making your case for change and building a network of support to help make it happen. The toolkit contains tips on finding allies among staff and key decision makers, how to speak at your next PTA meeting and how to present to your school and student board.

Download our 'Find Support' toolkit, along with its associated support tools (School Food: The Basics, Decision Makers, School Food Audit, Parents Bill of Rights) and continue making a difference today!

Jamie Brings the Food Revolution to ChefVille!

This month we're also really excited to announce that from today, Jamie will be starring in ChefVille, the social restaurant game, infusing his passion for sustainable, unprocessed and real food.

ChefVille is Zyngaís - the world's leading provider of social game services - newest take on restaurant games, delivering players a unique culinary experience that allows them to create and run the restaurant of their dreams and master a variety of cuisines from around the world, while unlocking real-life recipes and connecting with family and friends.

For the next two weeks, Jamie will take center stage in ChefVille as he leads players on a series of quests centered on growing your own and simple cooking using fresh ingredients. Players will also have the opportunity to purchase limited edition virtual goods in ChefVille, with Zynga and Facebook donating all proceeds to Jamieís global charities.

Get involved on facebook and play Chefville with Jamie at, and find out more about Jamieís global charities here.

What are Monthly Challenges?

Every month, there will be different challenges that will inspire Food Revolutionaries to engage with their communities. They are designed to make deeper connections with the thought leaders in the real food industry and connect with family and friends through fresh food.

At the beginning of every month, the challenges will be announced through a blog post, email, Facebook and Twitter. The idea is to complete as many challenges as you can. As you complete the challenges, let us know how they went. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and be able to show your successes through our various social media platforms. So get out there, have fun and make sure you share your story with us Ė we could be highlighting what youíve been doing to the world!

Do you have suggestions for next monthís challenges?

Let us know at

Have fun!

About the author: Sarah Curl is the Food Revolution Community Manager for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.

Twitter: @sarahanncurl


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