A Shift in Focus
In January, we started a Swedish food revolution. A revolution that we hoped would generate dialog and debate, and eventually contribute to better food in Swedish hospitals, preschools, schools and elderly care.
One of the things we knew from the beginning that we wanted to do was to visit the office of the Minister for Health and Social Affairs in Sweden, Annika Strandhäll. Two days ago, we met up with her and recorded an interview for our Swedish podcast. All Swedish parties agree that public health must become a political priority. Strandhäll was honest and said that unfortunately, whenever an issue needs a long-term solution and not a short-term one, it’s often not a top priority amongst politicians. However, she agreed that we need to invest in preventive measures in order to prevent a continued increase in lifestyle-related diseases.
Starting today, our food revolution #sjukmat will focus on the solution and not the problem. There are so many great and ambitious chefs and cooks out there, who make delicious, healthy and nutritious meals for Swedish hospitals, preschools, schools and elderly care. Let’s shift our focus to them and let them lead the way. When you lead by example, you create a vision of what is possible for others.
We’re sure you know some of these role models. There are many of them and they’re such an inspiration to all of us. Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. If they can do it, anyone can. Please, continue to share your stories and inspire others.