Also, see the quote in my signature.
He did a video for ted.com before the first episode. It was worth watching : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jamie_oliver.html
I don't think there is value in demonizing the school lunch program, but, like he said in the speech above, school is a great opportunity to teach kids about eating/cooking healthy because they sure as hell aren't learning that at home.
Off subject but the Taurus SHO is an awesome car.Quote:
Most average "lunch ladies" have zero power over budgets and menu. Of course, if they banded together and worked very hard for change, it could happen, but that's like asking people on the line at a Ford factory to make improvements on the Taurus. JMO.
360 meals per year implies that a child is in school everyday for lunch, except for 5 days every year. This is not how the American school system works. I'd say I probably ate lunch only half that many times, about 180 lunches per year at school. It was probably a lot less, as that number assumes 5 days of school a week for 9 months.
I don't think this show will catch on. Americans hate to be told they're wrong and what to do, especially by a non-American. I think if this guy was black, those dudes in WV would have killed him. The hate they had for him before he even showed up was very thick.
Most average "lunch ladies" have zero power over budgets and menu. Of course, if they banded together and worked very hard for change, it could happen, but that's like asking people on the line at a Ford factory to make improvements on the Taurus. JMO
I don't think there's anyone that believes the system is working properly but, sadly, it takes something really big to get us complacent Americans to change anything.
These questions are boring to me because again, the answer is money. It's cheaper to give our kids junk, so thats what they get. Then they try to sin tax the junk if you buy it after they shoved into your kids faces full time for 12 years straight.
Lunch ladies always seem to be absolute scum of earth. I don't get it.
Been watching the show. Liked the concept of teaching the school kids to eat better quality food. Willing to tolerate the reality show production of the show. Didn't know about the UK version Jamie did beforehand, till after I watched the premiere. Been seeing all sorts of main stream media coverage, the most interesting of which follows.