I was watching season two of Jamie Oliver’s (the well know
brithish chef) food revolution show the other day. For those who haven’t seen the show, it’s basically about Jamie
trying to change the eating habits of people living in the poorer parts of LA.
He and his camera crew are trying to get permisson to visit and take a look around in the canteen section
in some of the public schools. He seeks out the schools board members in open
meeting’s, raising he’s requests in a very polite manner, only to be almost trown
out of the meetings. He even appears on a popular radio show, asking for help
by concerned parents, in order to be allowed into some of the schools. This way
he manages to mobilize a small group of parents who are concerned about the
poor lunch choices their kids are presented with. At a meet up, they have their
kids bring with them some of the their school lunches. It literally is scary to
put it mildly! In my opinion it can’t be called food. It’s more like food
additive, sugar ladened, nutrient devoid substances.
He finally manages to be allowed into one of the schools
that’s partially owned by someone else than the public school board. You really
have to see this for yourself. It sadens me to see how the public school board
desperately tries to hide their ”crimes”, doing everything not to let us see
what’s going on in the school canteens, and what their serving the kids.
You can find at least some of the episodes on youtube, but I’m
not going to post any links, due to copyright issues.
I’ve only seen 3 of the episodes so far, so I don’t know how
it all ends, but I’m really hoping that he eventually got to implement some of the
changes he proposed. I know he’s not primal or anything like that, but after
all, the changes he wanted to make with fresh wholesome food is much better than anything those poor kids were served at their schools.