After overcoming various obstacles to make major food strides last season in Huntington, West VA, (ranked as the most obese city in the US), Jamie Oliver is traveling to the West Coast to fight the same battle in Los Angeles, California and its 11,000,000 + residents
While most of what we read and hear about is the glitz and glamour of the city, Oliver will be infiltrating the inner city schools to learn more about their food programs and how he can re-shape them to serve healthier food for the kids in these local communities.
Watch the teaser trailer above as you see him endure highs and lows with the school systems, leading all the way to state administrators. Although there is heavy resistance during this process, there are many individuals, (families, school cooks), that grasp the hard facts and how massive change needs to be facilitated.
While there is room for the typical reality TV show – laughter, tears, anger, fear – this show does a great job highlighting such a significant issue on the home front. How can we teach our kids to grow up eating healthier foods when kids in the LA area are served “500,000 processed meals everyday”?*
After season 1, I never want to each a chicken nugget ever again, (although I’m guilty and had a couple of times since the show). I’m excited to find out what other unique food facts will be shared during this season so they can help everyone make healthier food choices.
Season 2 will air on ABC Tuesday, April 12