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Jamie Oliver Kicks Off One Young World Summit

Written by Mila Sanina on .

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....

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Instagram image from Sy Brighton: "Jamie Oliver kicking off the @FoodRev commitment at OYW the georgeous Phipps"

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. 

Delegates will also hear from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, Sir Bob Geldof and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, who will be here for the multiday event.
Post-Gazette welcomes the delegates in today's editorial "One Young World comes to an old town remade":

"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."

Post-Gazette is also working closely with regional high school students involved in the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a collaboration between Carlow University and Pittsburgh Student Voices. They cover the One Young World Summit through the eyes of young student-reporters at http://pghyouthmedia.com/

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