Get Your #FRD2013 Activity Ideas HERE!

Get Your #FRD2013 Activity Ideas HERE!

Thu 25 Apr 2013

Story by Sarah Curl

We want everyone to get involved in Food Revolution Day and what better way to be inspired than to see what others are planning for Food Revolution Day on May 17th.

Keep in mind, activities can be small and consist of a few people getting together and discussing a new dish or cooking skill.

Check out what some of our Food Revolution Ambassadors are pulling together, from recipe sharing to youth cooking classes, and get ready to be motivated to start your own FRD activities in your city.

Alexx Stuart | Sydney, Australia - May 17, people will be challenged to make absolutely everything for their picnic loot - crackers, dips, thermos soups, salads, meats, home made lemonades from scratch. EVERYTHING!! No packets. A day to celebrate the home cook and amazing ingredients we're fortunate enough to create delicious things with!

Melissa Milam | Midway, Utah - The Food Revolution Day Celebration will kick off with a Panel Discussion addressing the need for a Food Revolution and a healthy breakfast provided by Zermatt resort, followed by a special assembly at Wasatch High school featuring Chef Jason Kieffer, and finally an evening of amazing food, lecture, music and dancing at Zermatt Resort. The grand finale of our celebration is our Food Revolution Day Fair complete with games, kid’s fun run, runner’s yoga, love your lunch ladies 5k, local vendors, music and more!

Gaia Gorini | Brussels, Belgium - I'm launching the first "GAIA, GREAT FOOD COOKING CONTEST!” Participants should bring their own recipes and keep in mind participants can ONLY participate in ONE course. The Food Revolution’s contest jury will be composed of great Italian cooking connoisseurs. The jury will not be revealed till the day of the Contest! Dishes will be tasted and lately all the participants will eat them! The best Cook of each Category will be awarded! And the pictures of you and your dish will be posted on the Food Revolution Ambassadors Facebook page!

Natalie Montanaro | Chongqing, China - I'll be teaching a group of college students how to feel a bit of relief from the weather with a meal prepared from local ingredients without boiling, baking or frying. On the menu are chilly lemonade, fruit salad sticks, pasta primavera, good and green salad, yogurt parfait and a few other things to wet the appetite and bring down the temperature while satisfying the tastes of a hungry campus crowd who don't need packaged snacks, sugary drinks, unhealthy dishes or a lot of money to eat well in summer and year-round for a healthy lifestyle.

Itai Farkas | Tel –Aviv, Israel - We have a huge cooking workshop for youth. The workshop will learn to cook amazing recipes that are simple to prepare. School administrators who are interested in this for their school (currently junior high and high schools) are invited to contact our site. We can reach a number of schools, and will bring the kitchens, products, and basically everything else!

Anne Johnson | Tucson, Arizona - Have a GREAT recipe that uses real food ingredients? Pick a friend, or group of friends, and cook for them! Cook that delicious dish, attach the recipe, and give it to a friend, neighbor, or colleague. You can cook for just one pal or the whole office - no rules, just REAL!

Sue Abell | Burlington, Canada - Burlington and the surrounding area is going to get busy chopping, cooking and eating on Food Revolution Day creating 'One Meal Together’ at home, in community kitchens and at a wild and fun cook-off. A “from scratch” menu has been created which 18 children will chop, create and eat in a home kitchen on April 18 and their experience will be documented via photographs and videos. This exciting test and recipes will be shared immediately via social media, community organizations, newspaper and television to prepare for May 17th when we will all come together virtually to teach, learn and celebrate true food and our ability to make it magic!

Rani Hynes | Perth, Australia - Following on from a very successful inaugural FRD last year, Guildford Primary will be stepping it up competing for the title of Guildford Primary Grand Supreme Chef! Students, teachers and parents will go head to head in a cook-off, with the main aim to be to create a healthy & tasty meal using local produce.

Hopefully you’re now inspired to create an activity of you own for Food Revolution Day on May 17th. Get involved today by going to and uploading your activity on to our global map!

For more ideas, download our activity pack and check out this page for all the resources you need to make your activity a success!

Cook it. Share it. Live it.

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

Twitter: @sarahanncurl

Images: Gaia Gorini, Brussels, Belgium | Sarvin Haghighi, Dubai


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