Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution in the USAApril 10th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by admin
By Anita Thomas
Central City Elementary in Huntington W. Virginia became the guinea pig school in the fight to change the eating habits of our future. Jamie Oliver world chef and best selling author has come to America to change the way American’s see and eat food. Jamie’s challenge is to eliminate the fat processed food that is served in our schools and switch to healthy low fat meals made from scratch.
Jamie helped transform the eating habits of those in the U.K. Educational System as well. Using fresh fruit and vegetables and plain old back to basic cooking changed their nation. Now here in America, in one of the unhealthiest cities in America, Jamie Oliver is trying to change the system one-school meal at a time, one city at a time.
Huntington, West Virginia the city of obesity and bad health is Jamie’ s main focus in changing the eating habits of millions. Jamie this week heads over to Marshal University to try to get at least 1000 people to come to his kitchen in one week. This number was established in a bet Jamie made with local radio personality Rod at 93.7 FM. To help capture the attention of the students Jamie and a chorographer have set up a dance routine while preparing a Chinese dish using a wok. At noon in the center of the university Jamie and the dancers will blend into the crowd of students, at his signal the dancers will begin their performance while cooking a healthy stir-fry. They pulled it off and it was brilliant! A cook-a-thon with 45 people at a time cooking in the street was helping Jamie get closer to his goal of 1000 people in his kitchen. Steel workers, nannies, teachers, students and even Alice from the elementary school came to rally their support for Jamie and the food revolution he was on in their hometown.
Jamie and Rod were finally on the same page when Rod along with Jamie saw first hand how fast, high fat processed food can change the lives of so many individuals when someone close to them has health issues and dies from complications due to obesity. The last day of the bet between Rod and Jamie brought Good Morning America, the fire department, the Mayor of Huntington and many others to conquer the quest of 1000 people in Jamie’s kitchen. Jamie’s biggest surprise was when the Governor George Manchin along with First Lady Gayle entered the kitchen to show support for the Food Revolution in West Virginia. With D.J. Rod in the cheering section at Jamie’s Kitchen the 1000 person bet came to an end. Jamie over came another hurdle in the biggest food fight Americans have ever seen and is inching his way closer to changing millions of lives in America.
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