So really… after watching this episode all I’m left with is a deep curiosity as to what exactly it is that the LAUSD is trying to hide? You have to wonder if they have some back handed contract with a food company that they can’t afford to get rid of, if the truth of the shitty food they are feeding Los Angeles kids, gets out.
Shame on you Los Angeles Unified School District. Not only are you being trusted to use tax dollars responsibly, but also it is your job to give those children the best education those dollars are to buy… and that includes the food they eat.
Its craziness really, because the PR alone is so bad, you would think they would try to look a bit more willing to do something for the good of the kids.
Here is the episode, I would love to know what you think.
I have seen Jamie's Food Revolution on TV and cannot understand the position that LAUSD has taken. The board is responsible for the students in every way. They wouldn't let football players go into a game without helmets, why will they let the students "drown" in sugar without providing a culinary "helmet" for them?
Fredericka, so well said! Bravo!!! I was at a dinner party last night with really good friends, and at one point, speaking on the state of our country, I remember just having this simplified revelation… Our country is simply not interested in education. I mean, it seems obvious, but its so tragic, none of us really want to face the truth. Nothing we do is for the advancement of education for our children (as a country). Its getting so that if you don't have the money to send your child to a private school, chances are the education they get will be shoddy at best, if they're lucky. Its really disappointing.
I'm sorry to have to agree with you about education. But, it is true – from parents to politicians, the interest isn't there, or if it is, it is misplaced. I spent 28 years in education, first in a public high school and then at the college level and it became more frustrating by the year. Money is spent freely on athletics and so little in the classroom or in the lunchrooms, for that matter. What can I say? Jamie Oliver rules!
I love Jamie Oliver's work and this will be a great series to watch again. So glad he is back at it. Education is paramount for all, and we have to do better here in america. Small steps, starting with nourishing foods and food programs would be job 1in an educated society. SIGH.
He did it! And, it is a big step forward for the students of the district & a feather in Jamie's cap!!
TV chef Jamie Oliver applauded L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy's announcement that, starting next fall, LAUSD will no longer offer chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk.
Deasy made the proposal during an appearance with Oliver on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Tuesday night.
Deasy's announcement was met with applause from the studio audience. Oliver said that flavored milks have more sugar than soda and that removing them would make school lunches healthier.