Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver kicked off the One Young World Summit in Pittsburgh this morning. Post-Gazette writer Bob Batz covered Jamie Oliver's speech in the green rooftop edible garden at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland. From the earlier article in today's Post-Gazette:
Mr. Oliver, 37, who also was a counselor at last year's summit in Zurich, returns to work on global health for this year's summit, which he is to kick off with a press event at 10 a.m. today in the green rooftop edible garden at Phipps Conservatory in Oakland. Details were not available beforehand, but the title is "The Food Revolution Goes 360," a reference to Mr. Oliver's "Food Revolution" efforts that were an ABC TV series in 2010 and 2011. The first Emmy-winning season documented his efforts to improve school lunches in another Appalachian town, Huntingdon, W.Va. Then he hit Los Angeles....
Mr. Oliver continues his war on obesity and bad food throughout the U.S. with his California-based Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. As he notes on his website, jamieoliver.com, "Our kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods, and today's children will be the first generation ever to live shorter lives than their parents. It's time for change. It's time for a Food Revolution."
The opening ceremony of the Summit will take place at Heinz Hall tonight with a keynote speech of the former U.S. President Clinton.
"The summit is another feather in Pittsburgh's ever-expanding cap of accolades and will give the city more exposure to Millennials around the world. Let's hope the ol' town shows the young visitors its new energy."