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

Jamie Oliver

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About This Quote

“Teach Every Child About Food.” TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Teach Every Child About Food." TED2010. Feb. 2010. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that the current generation of children will live ten fewer years than their parents due to an environment of unhealthy food. Specifically, this environment causes life-shortening, weight-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. In the TEDTalk that is the source of this quote, chef and anti-obesity advocate Jamie Oliver makes a case for educating children about how to eat healthy so that we can save them from weight-related disease. Watch the full TEDTalk here: Jamie Oliver - Teach Every Child About Food