Jamie Oliver, known to many cooking show addicts as The Naked Chef, is this year’s recipient of the TED Prize.
The TED Prize sets out to grant a candidate’s “One Wish to Change the World” — and Oliver’s work to change how we eat caught the judges’ attention.
I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.
One of his campaigns (he juggles several) is The Food Revolution, for which Oliver seeks funding in order to travel around the United States in a “food theater” caravan teaching kids the fundamentals of cooking.
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.
Watch Jamie Oliver’s moving acceptance speech at TED.com.