Chef Jamie Oliver takes on the American school lunchroom in his new show
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s new show Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution takes him to Huntington, West Virginia, “the fattest city in America.” Oliver’s goal: nothing more than to remake residents’ attitude towards food. And it looks like he’s got his hands full.
In these two latest sneak peaks, we see what happens when he ventures into the local elementary school. It ain’t pretty.
First, Jamie goes into a first grade classroom to test students’ basic food knowledge. We’re not talking advanced studies here. He asks them to identify by sight tomatoes, cauliflower, beets, eggplant and potatoes. The youngsters successfully identify exactly none of them. Ouch!
Next comes a visit to the school lunchroom and a rather chilly reception from the lunch workers (all women). Jamie doesn’t exactly come in full of praise, expressing surprise that they served pizza for breakfast to be followed by chicken nuggets for lunch. The workers explain that the menu is established for them using “nutritional analysis.” Jamie is having none of it: “It’s that kind of food that’s killing America.” Their interaction proceeds to go downhill from there. Watch it:
Food Revolution premieres Friday, March 26 on ABC.