English chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver’s television programmes are shown in more than 40 countries around the world and Oliver has become a global media personality. But it is his relentless campaigning on food issues that has increasingly become the focus of his work. In the UK, his campaign against the use of processed foods in schools has had a lasting effect on the nation’s diet and its psyche. Oliver is committed to changing the public’s approach to food and dietary health, particularly among young people. His latest campaign, Food Revolution Day, attempts to transform the way people eat by educating all children about food, giving families the skills and knowledge they need to cook and motivating people to “stand up for their rights to better food”. He took time out recently from his busy schedule and preparations for Food Revolution Day to speak to Diabetes Voice.