Real food doesn't have ingredients, real food is ingredients.

— Jamie Oliver

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Imagine a world where children were fed tasty and nutritious, real food at school from the age of 4 to 18. A world where every child was educated about how amazing food is, where it comes from, how it affects the body and how it can save their lives.


Sugar is the next tobacco, without a doubt, and that industry should be scared.

It should be taxed just like tobacco and anything else that can, frankly, destroy lives.


Homicide is 0.8% of deaths. Diet-related disease is over 60%. But no one talks about it.


Food is one of life's greatest joys yet we've reached this really sad point where we're turning food into the enemy, and something to be afraid of


I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.


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Quotes about Food

When you are trying to move mountains you want-and need-people on your side who want to move them with you.


Every child should be taught to cook in school, not just talk about nutrition all day. Good food can be made in 15 minutes. This could be the first generation where the kids teach the parents.


Pick a destination, go there, be open-minded and talk to the locals.

Eat the things they eat and go where they go. You don't need to be fluent, just as long as you've got a smile on your face- people will be jumping over themselves to show you the stuff they're proud of.


Many kids can tell you about drugs but do not know what celery or courgettes taste like.


What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!


If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it's such a brilliant thing isn't it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know?


I hear loads of cynics saying that I'll never be able to change anything.

They say that junk food marketing and the ready availability of fast food is just too powerful. But I'd say in response, screw you. I know that most people, if they're really honest, are fed up with the same old rubbish


About Jamie Oliver

Quotes 75 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Chef
Birthday 27 May 1975

My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn't put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.


As soon as I was old enough to peer over the worktops, I remember being fascinated by what went on in the kitchen. It just seemed such a cool place, everyone working together to make this lovely stuff and having a laugh doing it.


I challenge you, to go to any school and open 50 lunchboxes, and I guarantee you there will be one or two cans of Red Bull, there'll be cold McDonald's and jam sandwiches with several cakes.


Give your kids a bloody knife and fork and let me put some fresh food in front of them they can eat.


I think there are definitely two types of student: the academic kids and the 50% who fail. It's very clear to see - it's fact. We're not doing enough for those who fail; they need a more physical, tactile approach, involving people skills, team-building, problem-solving, building things.


From quite an early age I realised the effect that good food can have on others.


The future is about a plant-based diet.


I think food culture is always evolving, and there will constantly be people looking both forward and back. That's what makes it exciting.


I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.


Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I have for myself.


Your child will live a life ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we've built around them.


Fight the staggering rise of type-2 diabetes by simply learning to cook healthy fresh food - it's fun, and it could save your life!


The kitchen oven is reliable, but it's made us lazy.


If you only design menus that are essentially junk or fast food, the whole infrastructure supports junk.


The public health of five million children should not be left to luck or chance.


I want Americans to enjoy food. I want them to celebrate food. I want them to, on occasions, to have big cakes and great things. And I want them to indulge.


The best food I've ever eaten in my life has come from the poorest communities.


If Obama wanted to make radical changes to America's health long-term, all he has to do is treble the price of sugar and salt.


Young people can be disruptive and screw up classes.

But even if they are being a pain in the arse it's a cry for help - they don't feel like they are being listened to.


I left school with basically nothing, I was a special needs kid.

I did feel as though my school had let me down.


It's just us trying to start a movement where everybody passes on a bit of cooking knowledge. We estimate that one person can potentially affect 180 others very quickly so we're just trying to spread the word.


There is not one thing we can do to fix the problem, it has to be an ambush!


I like ties but I prefer not to wear one when I'm nervous.


But I read Catching Fire. I loved disappearing into a story.


I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it.


Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.


It's very clear that there's a lot of double standards going on.

Should there be a 30mph speed limit? Of course there bloody should. And certainly with kids and school food, kids need to be nannied for sure. So give them a bloody good meal at school.


My general rule is that if everyone knew how to cook fresh produce from their local area, and Monday to Thursday within 20 minutes, you know, there's millions of recipes out there to be had.


Stop being a vegan and start enjoying what you eat.


It's not the extremes and the treats that are the problem. It's the everyday.


As usual, my timing is bizarrely good.


I've made a few nice dishes in my time, but this must be the best I've ever made.


I've cooked just about everything really.


I hate making TV documentaries.


I could cook from quite an early age - purely because I liked it.


The world is blessed most by men who do things, not by those who merely talk about them.


My life is really so much based in England.