Have you heard all of the hype surrounding Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? I watched it on Friday night (clearly, Nick and I lead a wild and crazy nightlife), and it did not disappoint. I’ve always seen Jamie Oliver as a likable guy and I get a kick out of his enthusiasm for food, but I like him even more now since watching this show. He’s really trying to make a change in the way we feed our children and ourselves in this country, and while it certainly won’t be an easy or immediate change, I think he is already making a positive impact.
Jamie set his sights on changing the school lunches in Huntington, West Virginia, which is apparently the most unhealthy town in our country. He was met with plenty of resistance, and it’s clear that many of the people in Huntington are in denial about the future of their youth if they continue on the path of meals that are completely void of nutritional value. In last week’s premiere, it was pretty eye-opening when a class of first-graders could identify French fries but not potatoes, and they knew what ketchup was but called tomatoes “potatoes.” Sure, they’re only 6 years old, but it’s still a little scary to think that they don’t know the difference between two pretty common vegetables… and don’t even get me started on the “breakfast pizza” they are being served at school.
If you missed the 2-hour premiere, you can watch online at ABC.com. Don’t forget to watch (or set your DVR for) this Friday night’s episode!
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