May 2010

Revolution on a Plate

At several points in “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” it seemed the acclaimed British chef faced a challenge bigger than he could overcome. The man whose “Naked Chef” show made him a Food Network star and who had worked to reshape food policy in England had come up against a seemingly impossible client—school children in Huntington, Va.

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Revolution on a Plate

At several points in “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” it seemed the acclaimed British chef faced a challenge bigger than he could overcome. The man whose “Naked Chef” show made him a Food Network star and who had worked to reshape food policy in England had come up against a seemingly impossible client—school children in Huntington, Va. The ABC reality show featuring Oliver showed more footage of children throwing away his food, rather than eating it, during the time he was given to revamp the district’s menu and introduce healthier fare.

But even if the kids weren’t exactly enthusiastic over Oliver’s menu mission, he was certainly enthusiastic about making a change. “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” was aimed at changing unhealthy habits at the earliest levels—the children.

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