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May 17

Healthy Eating Habits for Jakarta

Filed under Asia News, Southeast Asia

Jakarta Street Good by iNewsTodayJakarta will be hosting Food Revolution Day on Saturday, replicating an initiative promoting healthy eating habits started by British chef and media personality Jamie Oliver.

“Even though this event is affiliated with Jamie Oliver’s food revolution, we have set a different theme for the Jakarta event, in accordance with local food issues, mainly malnutrition,” Food Revolution official ambassador Yuyun Harmono told iNewsToday on Wednesday.

Oliver initially began the movement to fight obesity through better food and cooking.

The event, jointly organized by several communities and organizations, will be held at Warung Kopi Nusantara on Jl. Buncit Raya, South Jakarta.

“The 3-hour event comprises food talks, which will involve representatives from various communities who have concerns regarding food issues; cook shows and musical performances,” he said.

Local chefs, local food producers, young farmers, nutritionists, students and activists will also participate in the workshops and discussions about hunger and how to solve it.

“We want to promote local and organic food as a solution to the malnutrition problem this country is facing,” he said.

About 450 cities across the world will be celebrating Food Revolution Day on the same day.

The Green Student Movement, Indonesia Berkebun community (Indonesia Goes Gardening), the Indonesia Green Association and the Indonesian Farmers’ Union (FSPI) are among communities involved in organizing the event.

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