I watched something on TV that was actually worth watching last night. It is called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on ABC. I’ve seen him on the TODAY show and have always thought he was just a cutie patootie, but now I see there is so much more behind his adorableness.
He has a mission. It is to transform the way children eat at school and at home. He’s talking about eating normal good-for-you foods like real chicken (not chicken nuggets), real fruits (not canned in high-fructose corn syrup and preservatives), etc.
It was quite terrifying when he went into a first grade classroom and the children looked like they’d never seen a tomato, or potato, or mushroom, or much less ever eaten any of those vegetables in their normal form and not as ketchup or French fries.
Because it’s TV and it has to be entertaining, the lunch ladies in the first episode put up quite a fuss and almost make poor Jamie cry.
Be sure to check out his website to learn more about his Food Revolution.