Our nutrition campaign races ahead at the London Marathon

ONE intern Billy getting London Marathon spectators on board with our Global Food Revolution campaign. Photo: ONE

I can honestly say I have never been awake for the London Marathon. I like sleeping, and always felt it was a lovely event for two sorts of people that I am not – runners and morning people.

So when my alarm went off at 6am (again ONE! Why are you always making me get up so early?!) to head to Potters Field Park and set up our stall at the Munch Street Food Festival I did not know what to expect.

Here’s what I learnt:

1. The London Marathon is an amazing event and the people who go along and cheer the runners are fantastic – as are the runners themselves.

2. Munch Street Food, who invited us to join their event and a whole series of events, are wonderful.

3. It is absolutely possible to have fun, eat amazing food, enjoy the sunshine AND take action to ensure that nutrition gets on the agenda of world leaders.

ONE member Matthew and intern Francesca spent the day collecting signatures for our Food Revolution Campaign. Photo: ONE

Thanks to our terrific volunteers, over 150 new members took action in support of the campaign.

I’ve been banging on about sweet potatoes since World Food Day last year because they, along with other investments, could help save the lives of 300 children every single day.

That’s a message we need to keep shouting about and sharing. Over 160,000 people have so far called on world leaders to help 25 million children reach their full potential by making measurable commitments to reduce chronic malnutrition by 2016.

Let’s keep banging on about it till they do.

Please share the petition, and if you can, come along to our next UK event with Munch Street Food.

I love sweet potatoes so much that next time I will be dressed as one. If that doesn’t entice you I don’t know what will.


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