did anyone watch jamie's new show last night? jamie oliver, british chef, cookbook author, and creator of the cooking show "the naked chef" has a new show that started last night. the premise is that he will attempt to change the eating habits of the most obese and unhealthy town in the united states, huntington, west virginia. he has successfully initiated changes in the british school's system lunch programs, and now he is going to attempt it in america. what a brave soul he is!
he brings this to a very strong visual, when he and a mother of a huntington family cook together, and prepare all the meals they regularly eat for the week, and put it all on the kitchen table at once. ugh, it was awful! it really brought home to the mom what she was doing to her family. it was brilliant.
one thing i think he did that was a sort of "shooting himself in foot" was this... he keeps calling the women in the school kitchen "lunch ladies", which if you had seen the look on the women's faces when he said it the first time...oh jamie, don't call them THAT! and he has been called them "darling" and "honey"... not so brilliant. but the other thing he did, that i DID think was brilliant...he got the pastor of the local church on his side. that was terrific thinking! i can't wait to see if he succeeds. i am rooting for him! oh yeah, he only has a week.
he has a petition on his website to have people sign and he will take it to the white house to change the lunch progams all across america. he is passionate about this, it is something he really believes in. he did it in britain, i am hoping he can do it here too. my kids are all grown, but my grandkids are just going into the school system now too. i would like to know they get healthy foods there, not pizza for breakfast.