Three TED Talks That Will Change How You Think About Food

| 2/26/2010 5:19:00 PM

Tags: Science and Technology, health, Ted Talks, Cafeteria Chronicles, Jaimie Stevenson,

In February, Barack Obama signed a memorandum to establish a  Task Force on Childhood Obesity , including the launch of  Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign  to address childhood obesity and nutrition. One day earlier, British chef Jamie Oliver won a  2010 TED award , which will help him to launch a cross-industry initiative to fight obesity by educating families about food. This week we will be looking at childhood nutrition by highlighting books and articles that have passed through our library of late.  –The Editors 

Cafeteria ChroniclesIn our introduction to this series on childhood nutrition, we highlight the work of the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who won the 2010 TED Award and is using the $100,000 prize to launch an "eating revolution" in the United States. TED has been highlighting efforts to address childhood nutrition for years through its TED Talks. Here are a few highlights:

In 2006, Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D. spoke on diet as low-cost, high-impact, preventative medicine... 



In 2007, New York Times writer Mark Bittman likened the cow to the atom bomb when speaking on the demands of our meaty diets on the planet...


Also in 2007, “Renegade Lunch Lady” Ann Cooper spoke on teaching children about everything “from growing to disposing” of food...

Ken Leebow
4/29/2010 5:03:19 AM

Those are good presentations and here are a few more: