Celebrity chef and dad-of-three Jamie Oliver has been recognized for his work in leading the fight against childhood obesity.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing “ideas worth spreading,” chose Jamie as the recipient of its 2010 award. The Naked Chef, as Jamie is known, will received $100,000 as well as one “wish to change the world,” which TED members will work collectively toward achieving. He’ll be announcing his big wish in the new year.
In addition to his popular TV shows and cookbooks, Jamie launched the School Dinners/Feed Me Better campaign and Fifteen Foundation chef apprenticeship program in the UK. His new show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution USA, is set to air on ABC in 2010.
Jamie and his wife Jools are parents to girls Poppy, 7, Daisy, 6, and Petal, 8 months.