Jamie Oliver: Olympics An Opportunity To Promote Health
THE INFLUX of thousands of guests to London, and the major economic engine of the Olympics should be an opportunity for improving national health according to celebrity chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver.
Today in central London Oliver expressed his lasting disappointment with the status quo of food in Britain. He cited the Olympics as an important motivator for health, however, that Britain has done, “unforgivably badly in educating children about food and sport.”
While Oliver’s popularity has grown both on television and with his many new restaurants throughout London, policy changes within British schools are moving slowly.
He said things will need to change to create a health-related Olympic legacy and to inspire generations to come.
“Of course it’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity for lots of things,” he said.
“I think, you know, if you’re looking at food at school, and food education at school and sport at school, we’ve done it really badly, unforgivably badly.
“We’re tussling with Germany in being the most unhealthy country in Europe.”