Feel like being inspired today? Of course you do. Here are some of the most interesting and inspiring TED Talks about food, health and nutrition that we think are definitely worth watching.
Chef Jamie Oliver believes in the power of food and is passionate about transforming our unhealthy eating habits from processed, huge portions of fast food to fresh and locally sourced. In this talk he discusses his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia and shares powerful and shocking stories about the dire health status of the families he met there. He explains the important role that both home and school have on passing on food culture. He says that food education should be mandatory in schools, and kids should learn how to cook because it’s an essential life skill.
Sam Kass is a former Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy from the Obama administration. A third of children in the U.S. are on track to have diabetes in their lifetime. He discusses how important food is in kids ability to learn and the power of a consistent, nutritious breakfast. Although his talk focuses on school feeding programs in the context of America, his take away message is more than applicable for us too:
“When we give our kids the nourishment they need, we give them the chance to thrive, both in the classroom and beyond.”
We couldn’t agree more!
In this talk we learn that there’s no simple answer to this question. Prof. Eran Segal explains that when it comes to a healthy diet, there’s no one size fits all solution. Differences in our genetics, lifestyle, and gut bacteria means that we all respond to food differently, which explains why some diets work for some people but not others. He proposed that nutrition needs to be tailored to our unique makeup. This talk may make you question all the healthy eating guidelines and advice you’ve heard before.
Lauren Singer was inspired to start her zero waste journey when she realised how much unnecessary packaging everything in her kitchen was packaged in. Although she talks about how she cut down on waste in all aspects in her life, she talks a lot about food as this is one of the main contributors to our waste output. We’re proud to help you reduce your waste you produce, as your DayToDay delivery box is actually a recycling vessel. After you’ve finished cooking up a storm, simply put all plastic back in your box and hand it to your delivery person during your next delivery. We love making your life easier and greener. 💚🌱