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Jamie Oliver's efforts to improve school food: bless him or ban him?

By Michelle Edelbaum, February 7, 2011 - 4:16pm

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I've been following celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's efforts to improve school lunches since before I wrote about his TV show "Jamie's Food Revolution" in the September/October 2010 issue of EatingWell Magazine. He'd encountered resistance the first time around, but now, his new effort to improve LA school lunches has taken a more serious turn of events. The Los Angeles Times reported that Oliver was banned from filming his ABC series "Jamie's Food Revolution" in LA schools because he failed to submit a proposal about his plans to officials. The district pulled filming because it was concerned by how it might be portrayed on the show. In our interview, Oliver, in response to critics of his work in Huntington, West Virginia, said: "Certainly at no point was this show ever meant to make fun of anybody...My hope is that the show empowers people to make better choices and lose weight and save a few dollars while they’re at it." What do you think of the British chef's efforts to make American school lunches healthier? Do you think he should have been banned from LA schools?

Do you think Jamie Oliver should have been banned from LA schools? Tell us what you think below.

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Michelle Edelbaum
Michelle is the digital editor for EatingWell Media Group. She puts her background in journalism to work online at EatingWell.com and in EatingWell Magazine, authoring the Good Questions interview with interesting people in the world of food and health.

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