Tell the L.A. School District: Let Jamie Oliver Help
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Tell the L.A. School District: Let Jamie Oliver Help

    1. Jessica Belsky
    2. Petition by

      Jessica Belsky

      Santa Monica, CA

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April 2011

Victory

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) blocked Jamie Oliver and Food Revolution from L.A. schools for months. Oliver wanted to improve school lunches, but the LAUSD refused to participate. After concerned parents, educators, students, and thousands of Change.org members got involved, though, LAUSD officials finally changed their tune. L.A.'s new superintendent, John Deasy, agreed to meet with Oliver and give him a tour of the school district's central kitchen. Then on April 26, 2011, the two announced a plan to eliminate sugary, flavored milks from school cafeterias. Pressure from two petitions hosted on Change.org helped push the LAUSD and its new superintendent towards working with Oliver.

 

Celebrity chef and healthy school lunch advocate Jamie Oliver is filming his second season of the Emmy Award-winning Food Revolution in Los Angeles. However, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) refuses to show its school lunches on the program. In Oliver's own words, he can't get his foot into a single door. Students have voiced their disapointment that their school lunches won't benefit from the exposure and will likely remain "greasy" and "microwaved."

Oliver has opened a community kitchen in the L.A. area, and he had much success last season working with schools in West Virginia, who now cook most of their lunches from scratch using healthy ingredients. Step up, L.A., and let us see what you're serving. Let Food Revolution inside school cafeterias!

Photo: Jeff Sandquist via Flickr

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    News

    1. Victory! Los Angeles School District Lets Jamie Oliver Help

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Jamie Oliver's second season of Food Revolution may have been filmed in Los Angeles, but there was one group in the city that refused to participate in the reality show — the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Until now, that is....

    2. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      2nd season of "Food Revolution" premieres April 12, 2011

    3. Reached 2 signatures
    4. Jessica Belsky
      Petition Organizer

      Will new school superintendent be more flexible with filming?

    5. Jessica Belsky
      Petition Organizer

      L.A. Times interviews Jamie:

    6. Jessica Belsky
      Petition Organizer

      Jamie Oliver: food for kids a civil rights issue

    7. Reached 2 signatures
    8. Is Jamie Oliver's <i>Food Revolution</i> Doomed in Los Angeles?

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Celeb chef Jamie Oliver just can't catch a break with the L.A. school district. The country's second-largest school system recently put the kibosh on the filming of any reality shows on campus while school is in session. Oliver, host of the Emmy...

    9. Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      From the NY Times: Jamie Oliver continues to speak out about the L.A. School District's refusal to cooperate:

    10. Jamie Oliver Fights L.A. School District with a Bus Full of "Sugar"

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jamie Oliver is certainly not giving up on L.A.
      After being completely blocked from entering any Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD) cafeterias to cover school lunch reform on his second season of Food Revolution, Oliver tried to get more...

    11. Jamie Oliver Fights Back Against Los Angeles School District

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Change.org recently brought you news that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) refuses to participate with Jamie Oliver's television show, Food Revolution. The schools won't let Oliver film in their cafeterias, nor will they allow the...

    12. <i>Food Revolution</i>'s Jamie Oliver Locked Out of Los Angeles Schools

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Since when has Tinseltown turned down a reality T.V. opportunity?  Since famed chef  Jamie Oliver decided to bring his Emmy Award-winning Food Revolution to Los Angeles school cafeterias, that's when.
      Season two of the show is set to begin filming...

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ashley Yates BLAINE, MN
      • over 3 years ago

      Hey.. I've got an idea.. you teachers and "superintendents" think you're all big and bad and think you know what's good for these kids in the school system??? Here's one for you..for one week, why don't ALL of you eat the school lunches, drink the sugary drinks they are drinking..the microwavable packaging and the processed chicken stuff that you don't even know if it's even chicken..maybe that will set your asses straight. Jamie.. I'm rootin for ya man, I am myself a chef and thinking this is absolutely pathetic how many excuses have come along with the problems in America..it ALWAYS comes down to money... screw money..GO JAMIE!!

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    • Eva Rose SCARSDALE, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      My family and I have first hand witnessed and felt the health impact of low quality food, so prevalent in this country. Please appreciate this man's unselfish effort to help our children, to help us! No place is more suitable to teach children how to obtain an informed, healthy life than our schools!

      What on earth is going on with this superintendent in LA? How come he

      is not obliged to listen to overwhelming demand from both parents, teachers, principals, and seemingly many taxpayers?

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    • Victoria Sebanz LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      As a teacher in LAUSD for 18 years I understand the reticence to allow filming...I suggest having Jamie come in without filming first, and have parents give permission for filming.....note : the reality is that we have to protect our students and that we have security issues. I would welcome the education at our new school. Being on the design and implementation team I can verify our mission includes school wide nutrition education. LAUSD needs to be at the forefront for change. A healthy mind begins with a healthy body. As fitness consultant and former dancer I am acutely aware of the needs of our staff, students, and parents. We have the means to support a healthy lifestyle. It is time for innovation. I would be happy to work with individuals who take the whole child into consideration.

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    • Amy Bennett WEST MIFFLIN, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      Shame on you! Our kids deserve better than the greasy frozen slop you serve because you're too cheap to buy REAL food.

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    • Saran Singh ANTELOPE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      So you rather eat some freezer burned pizza then some steam vegetables with your fresh fruits. All schools should be welcoming him with open arms.

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