Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
A food revolution in Hoboken?
This year, 33 year old Hoboken mom Peta Moran started a School Lunch Blog called EAT Hoboken – detailing the quality of food served at the St. Francis Early Learning Childhood Center (310 Jackson St.) when her 5 year old daughter Olivia complained about her lunch. She blogs about each and every meal served.
Since then, she’s started getting support from the school as well as the food service company that supplies the lunches. Minor improvements, such as fresh fruits and salads have replaced sugary, syrupy alternatives.
And yesterday – Jamie Oliver’s blog picked up on her story as well. Congrats, Peta!
America needs Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution!
The last few years, my TV watching free time has diminished greatly with the herculean effort I put in to run 411. However, I will be taking some time out to watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC this season (I’ve watched three episodes so far online)…
Have any of you caught this show yet? I didn’t know about Jamie Oliver until recently – but he embarked on a campaign back in 2005 to change the way school lunches were served over in the U.K., asserting that the food was unhealthy, and contributed to a number of avoidable problems for the kids. Despite angry parents who felt the removal of junky food from school cafeterias was unfair – he claims it was a big success.
On Food Revolution, he brings his healthy recipes and lifestyle changes to Huntington, Virgina – which was recently deemed the unhealthiest city in America. While I’m not sure how much of the show is “scripted” (like many other so-called reality shows allegedly are) – this appears to be legit. It’s very eye-opening when you see how many people have forgotten the importance of a decent, balanced diet (including yours truly). Whether it’s time, stress or just plain corporate marketing and laziness – it truly is a problem of epidemic proportions!
If you want to gauge whether you’ll enjoy this series – I recommend at least watching episodes 101 through 103 online. Then I was sold!
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution airs Friday nights at 9pm.