Getting Schooled: Harvard Will Honor Jamie Oliver

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Next Tuesday, Jamie Oliver will head to Boston to pick up an award from the Harvard School of Public Health "for his substantial achievements in working to end the childhood obesity epidemic," according to a press release. The school awards the so-called Healthy Cap Award "to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to public health and nutrition through acts of good will, charity, leadership, innovation, policy change, or the vigorous promotion of a healthy lifestyle." Among Oliver's contributions to that cause: his show Food Revolution. Taking advantage of this branding opportunity, Oliver's organization is also working to celebrate Food Revolution Day, urging people to "stand up for real food" on May 19. [Harvard, Boston Globe]