This is a great honor for the English chef we love. TED comes from Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a small nonprofit community devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out as a conference in 1984. If you never watched the talks at the TED conferences, find a few moments to do watch some videos during the holiday. It is worth exploring.
Jamie Oliver won the 2010 TEDPrize for being an health activist. TED recognized the value of Jamie’s initiatives to teach adults and kids how to cook home meals instead of eating junk food. Eating right is the first step against obesity. I believe in the adage that says that we are what we eat. It is a fact that eating food that is good for us increases our chances to stay healthy. Being active is another part of the equation.
The TED Prize comes with a $100,000 grant but most importantly, it granted him “One Wish to Change the World” that the the TED community will seek to make come true. Jamie Oliver will announce in February 2010 what will be his wish. Congratulations Jamie!