Jamie Oliver takes one step forward and two steps back as his efforts to transform the school lunch program of Huntington, West Virginia's Central City Elementary School are met with harsh criticism ...
British TV chef Jamie Oliver is appalled by the food being served in British public schools. He learns that not only do the children prefer to eat junk food, but they have very little knowledge of vegetables and fruits and are very afraid of trying anything remotely new. This series shows all the problems and dilemmas he faces and overcomes whilst admirably attempting to make a healthier nation.
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Daniel Browning Smith
Impassioned chef Jamie Oliver is determined to take on the high statistics of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. By talking to people in their communities, Oliver will attempt to show people the incredible rewards of cooking for themselves and the people they love. Oliver invites viewers to take a stand and change the way they eat.Written by
A friend mentioned this show, but I assumed it was a cooking show -- I wasn't that excited to watch another one of those. And then I caught a few seconds of it as it trailed an old DVR'd show I was watching. I went online and watched the first episode. Then I was hooked.
I am 5 1/2 months pregnant and, with the exception of eating fruit for snacks, I have gotten in the habit of eating take-out and fast food. This show makes me want to cook and eat healthy again!!!
It doesn't preach and Jamie doesn't always succeed -- it's the real life documentary of one man trying to get the unhealthiest city in America (Huntington, WV) to eat healthy.
It is definitely must see TV!!!!!
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