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Oliver, a celebrity chef and health campaigner in the UK, uses a grassroots campaign in the US to curb obesity. In the first season, his efforts are focused in Huntington, West Virginia, statistically one of the unhealthiest cities in the country. In an early trailer for the show, Oliver challenges a group of 1st graders to identify fruits and vegetables, and they are unable to do so. The show appears to roll together the concepts from at least two of his previous TV series' campaigns in the UK: Jamie's Ministry of Food and Jamie's School Dinners.
In the second season, Oliver takes his food revolution to Los Angeles, California. However, the school district there has not allowed him to film in their schools.
i wouldnt be surprised i grew up close to LA and and if soilent green was in pizza we would have eaten it [
Originally posted by Suspiria
I watched the prog the other night. Felt genuinely sorry for Jamie. He got a little resistance here but overall I think people have taken what he's trying to portray on board. Boy oh boy the US aren't up for it are they? Talk about being secretive. What they putting in the kids food? Soilent green or what?
Work needs to be done to help parents build good eating habits for their growing children.
The recent Nestlé Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study shows that on a given day many toddlers and preschoolers aren’t eating a single serving of vegetables or fruit.
The Nestlé study is a dietary intake survey of a large, cross-sectional sample of parents and caregivers that provides a snapshot of the eating patterns and nutrient intakes on a given day of infants, toddlers and preschoolers living in the U.S. Data were collected for a sample of 3,378 children age 4 and younger.
• Seventeen percent of infants age six-to-eight months consumed a dessert, sweet or sweetened beverage on a given day.
• About 25 percent of older infants, toddlers and preschoolers don’t eat a single serving of fruit on a given day, and 30 percent don’t eat a single serving of vegetables.
• French fries are the most popular vegetable among toddlers and preschoolers.
• Seventy-one percent of toddlers and 84 percent of preschoolers consume more sodium than recommended on a given day.
• The number of months children breastfeed is increasing, which builds the child’s immunity, aids a growing baby’s brain and eye development, and may help to lower the child’s risk of developing allergies and infections.