Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Wins Dream Prize

“Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef and standard-bearer in the fight against obesity and other diet related issues, has been announced as the recipient of the 2010 TED Prize, an award granting recipients $100,000 and something much bigger – an opportunity to realize a wish to change the world.” read more…

People in technology and business circles know TED as a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” For the past 5 years they have been awarding social entrepreneurs an opportunity to”Change the World”, leveraging TED’s community and powerful allies.

Jamie Oliver has been working in kitchens since he was a child and became a TV personality in his early twenties, known as the Naked Chef. In the last few years he has been a strong advocate of nutrition education and is credited with helping reform UK’s school lunches to much healthier fare.

ABC is scheduled to air  “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution USA” in early 2010. In the show, Jamie visits one of the most obese counties in the US and tries to overhaul the entire community’s diet.

Congratulations and Good Luck to you Jamie. Onwards and upwards.

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