One of my food heroes, Jamie Oliver, will lead Food Revolution Day for the third year in a row on May 16. Food Revolution Day is an annual global day of action that celebrates good, fresh, real food. It’s a day that’s dedicated to cooking from scratch, and this year the focus is on children.

So in addition to the worldwide activities that will happen in 82 countries that day, Oliver will be leading a live online cooking lesson with a focus on kids. His goal is to educate and to set a Guinness World’s Record for the “most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours (multiple venues)." His aim is to get more than 1 million kids cooking from scratch.

How can you get involved in helping to set the world’s record?

Schools, homes, workplaces, communities and everyone else around the world can register and join in Jamie’s LIVE cooking lesson at 14:00 BST (9 a.m. EDT). If you can’t watch it live, you can watch the pre-recorded video from 14:30 BST.

Then, from the Food Revolution Day website, you’ll have to download the Rainbow Salad Wrap recipe, the lesson plan, specific guidelines, and the evidence required form (to prove you really participated). The evidence will be collated by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and submitted to the Guinness World Records team.

I know when my kids were in grammar school, they were fascinated by Guinness World Records. They would buy the books at the school book fair, and on the few occasions they had to participate in a world record breaking effort, they thought it was fun.

Will you be getting your kids involved in trying to set the world’s record for the “most participants in a cookery lesson in 24 hours (multiple venues)?

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