Posted on March 31st, 2011 No comments
Jamie Oliver, the hyper-kinetic chef who brought his “Food Revolution” TV show to a West Virginia school last year in an effort to curtail childhood obesity, returns to the airwaves on Tues, April 12 on ABC. This time, he’s taking his show and his message to the big city: Los Angeles! However, the plan to bring healthy foods and lunches to the city’s students is not an easy undertaking as Oliver sees opposition from the School District and other forces.
Can Chef Jamie overcome local politics? Can he institute a comprehensive but approachable and nutritious meal program to help stop childhood obesity? Tune in on April 12 to find out! Click here for more information on the show and the chef with a zeal for health and a mission to help our kids.
Posted on October 7th, 2010 No comments
Jamie Oliver, TV chef and nutrition advocate, posted an opinion piece on CNN about the urgent need to change the way kids eat in schools, especially in the wake of the Child Nutrition Bill stalling in Congress. He’s pushing for parents to go to school to see what kids are eating and urging teachers and parents to stand up for healthier options. He also says if you know how to cook, you can buy more efficiently and if there is a strong food education curriculum, everyone from kids to adults will know where foods come from and how meals are made and can make smarter decisions about what they eat.
With the combination of the national Let’s Move campaign, advocacy groups speaking against junk food in schools and the Child Nutrition Bill hanging in the balance, Oliver states the time to act is now before it’s too late.
If this bill doesn’t get passed when Congress comes back in November, then it’s going to be another five years before we have another shot at fixing these regulations. Five years is too long to wait. Without this legislation, school food will stay in the Dark Ages of nutrition and your kids are going to suffer. They deserve better.
For the link on the story and video, click here.