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Google Austin celebrates 'Food Revolution Day' with Paul Qui

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To commemorate Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution Day," Google, Whole Foods and Austin ISD all teamed up to get the message out.

The idea is to promote eating smarter and to buy that food from a farm near you.

"Well one, a lot of times it tastes better, it's seasonal. You're getting things that are in season and there's a plentiful amount. It's sometimes better for the environment. You're not, you know using as much gas power to get things different places so it's really helpful to make a sustainable community to be buying and eating local," said Rachel Malish with Whole Foods.

The guest of honor was famous Austin chef and winner of the TV show "Top Chef" Paul Qui.

"I think it's really important to see where food comes from and it's important to start I think while the kids are young you know. It's important to start early and be educated to learn about food, learn where food comes from and be able to make, I feel like smarter decisions when you're older about what you eat," Qui said.

Qui did a food demo with fish sauce broadcast live on Google+.

Qui said diabetes runs in his family, so eating healthy means a lot to him.

"I actually didn't start eating healthy until I moved to Austin man and like it's been great just being around this kind of environment where food is supported and the community supports health," Qui said.

Helping Qui out with the food were two students from the culinary program at Travis High School.

Travis High School Culinary teacher Rob McDonald was also there.

He says he and the students have recently put in a garden at the school to get kids interested in actually growing the food themselves.

Then they can do the same thing on their own.

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