Tonight ABC premiered a new show that hopefully will knock some sense into the fattest country in the world.
Naked Chef and "Food Revolution" leader Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver, made famous in the United States for his cooking show Naked Chef, started a campaign in the U.K. to oust processed food and encourage healthy eating in English school children. The program was called “Feed Me Better” and resulted in the government promising to work on the issue.
Oliver has become extremely involved in the movement to encourage children to eat healthy, and teach families how to cook non-processed real food.
Now, with the help of television producers, he’s bringing his movement to the home of the Big Mac and pre-packaged frozen dinner.
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” follows the famous chef and self-proclaimed “shit-disturbor” to the unhealthiest city in America: Huntington, West Virginia.
In the first episode, it was not only shocking to see what children in the local elementary school were fed for lunch (frozen processed “chicken nuggets”, mashed potatoes made from powder, bread rolls, and a choice of chocolate or strawberry milk), but disturbing to see the resistance the school employees, children, and town had to eating healthy and change in general.
Sign Jamie's petition for a healthy America
One of the best things to come out of tonights highly publicized show was the light shed on the USDA food standards for school children. As Oliver said, “Basically Americas food standards for school kids are bogus.”
Not to mention, when Oliver brought a variety of vegetables to a first grade classroom, none of the children could label them–not even a potato.
Hopefully this show will bring attention to an epidemic that continues to take innocent lives across the country, and encourage people to stop eating crap.
To sign Jamie Oliver’s petition for a reformed school kitchen click here.