The Food Revolution

I remembered seeing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution sometime in the past. In fact, I watched part of one episode- seems I’m not the only one. Here is a write up about why the “Food Revolution” is over. I’m not surprised that the cost of the food was higher- that seemed pretty predictable. I am, however, surprised that he “failed to meet the nutritional guidelines” (too much fat, not enough calories) of the federal government. I particularly liked this quote:

“Ultimately, Jamie picked the wrong target….factors such as sedentary lifestyles, fast-food consumption, family meal patterns and junk-food advertising aimed at children are “a much bigger problem than food served in schools.”

It’s a long but interesting write up. Many of the kids left the lunch program. Junk food versus healthy options are discussed. A worthy read.