John's bringing a Jamie Oliver Food Revolution to Cumbernauld
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 01:06 GMT on Monday 4th February, 2013.
CUMBERNAULD health and fitness expert John Allan has been signed up as a Jamie Oliver Food Ambassador to help in Jamie’s Food Revolution.

John (43), from Cumbernauld, is the founder of Cumbernauld Fitcamp and has also launched GetCumbernauldHealthy.com, a free online tool which offers help, advice, nutrition plans and workouts with the hopes that it will encourage people to get fit and eat healthy. Furthermore, John regularly blogs for Cumbernauld Media; providing exercise, fitness and health advice.

“Obesity levels in Cumbernauld are getting out of hand, the Get Cumbernauld Healthy campaign alongside Jaime’s Food Revolution can help combat this epidemic,” John said.

“In 2013, I will be doing everything possible to make it a success in Cumbernauld and I’d like to ask anyone from the community who cares about our food and our future to contact me to find out how they can get involved.”

The Food Revolution is a global movement that allows people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources and also to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. The Food Revolution is about connecting with community schools, restaurants and local businesses and inspiring change.

Launching the initiative, chef Jamie Oliver said: “This is all about people power. If enough of us stand up and say that we care about where our food comes from and that we demand better food education for our children, then the governments of the world will start to listen. Ambassadors like John are doing an incredible job on the ground working towards a Food Revolution and they are the ones who will make Food Revolution Day on Friday, May 17, 2013, that much stronger.”

National statistics released by the NHS shows the number of adults overweight at around 66% with that set to rise. By 2030 adulthood obesity is predicted to be around 50%. 

John added: “It might sound obvious but children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults, if we install healthy eating and exercise habits at an early age they are more likely to continue that into adulthood.”    

John is particularly keen to hear from local butchers, restaurants, green grocers, organic food suppliers, fishmongers and garden nurseries who’d like to get involved, who can do so by e-mailing him at john@getcumbernauldhealthy.com. 
 
 
 
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