I cannot stop myself from admiring Jamie Oliver more and more every time I see him at work. From Fifteen to this latest project of his, I see him giving more and more to the betterment of food, to the detriment of his own health, sanity and family life. Whilst I can't condone him letting his own wellbeing suffer to the benefit of others, you cannot help but admire the effort that he is putting into pretty much everything he does.
But it does raise an interesting question about kids and food. As Jamie himself, I can't help but be angered by the kids' response to the real food that he is trying to put into schools. When I was at school, we had proper school meals, with little or no 'processed' junk. We didn't have the option of pizza and chips... we had cottage pie, spagbol, semolina (which I loved to bits!). And yet, when I went to 6th form, there was just chips, crap pizza, crap pie, deep-fried crap and crap -on-a-stick.
Why are kids being allowed to believe that this kind of food is good for them? And yet, they feign vomiting when presented with good healthy food, probably because there isn't enough fat dripping off it.
The kind of crap that they are serving in schools should be once-a-week at the *most*, and not the staple diet of our future generations.
Even though I'm not a parent, I fully support Jamie's Feed Me Better campaign, and have signed the online petition. If nothing else, please visit the website.