Students cook up a storm

Jessica Burmester, Taron Davies and Ruben Woodward enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients. Picture: Robin Kornet www.communitypix.com.au d400885
Jessica Burmester, Taron Davies and Ruben Woodward enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients. Picture: Robin Kornet www.communitypix.com.au d400885

About 300 students created a stir-fry on May 17 ” Food Revolution Day.

Students joined in the annual awareness day started by UK chef and quality food campaigner Jamie Oliver, aimed at raising the profile of food education as a key to transforming the lives of millions of people across the world.

The first Food Revolution Day was held last year and involved 62 countries.

Food Day Ambassador for Perth Rani Hynes said Guildford Primary was excited to be involved in the global event.

‘Anyone can support Food Revolution Day, even with something as simple as holding a dinner party with fresh cooked ingredients or if that’s not possible just trying a new type of fresh food,’ she said.

‘It’s a very friendly, welcoming day.’

Mr Oliver said in a statement the idea was more about getting children excited and knowledgeable about local produce and how tasty and nutritious it was.

‘We want them to go home and replicate the dish with their families. It only takes about one hour to make such a big difference,’ he said.

Jamie Oliver is the founder and driving force who inspired millions around the world to join the Food Revolution as part of the ABC TV Jamie’s Food Revolution program.

He aims to educate, empower and inspire people through food and support the global food revolution.