Los Angeles School District Refuses Help From Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution”

Posted by on Nov 7

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Earlier this year, the ABC network had victoriously announced that the Emmy-winning reality show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" would receive a second season. Additional information revealed that the new season is to be shot on location in Los Angeles, CA, and is expected to follow a similar show format as celebrity chef Oliver infiltrates public schools, workplaces, and other important areas in the community with helpful culinary education.

However, the Los Angeles Unified School District has just added an interesting twist to this story. They are intent on keeping Jamie Oliver out of their classrooms.

"Our feeling was that his time would be better spent or invested in other communities," Melissa Infusino, the director of partnerships in the superintendent's office, said on Friday.

Much speculation exists regarding the reasons behind such a declaration. But for now, ABC is declining to comment "because the show is still in its creative stages," replied ABC publicity director Amber Gereghty. She did, however, cryptically affirm that some small element of the new season would still involve schools.

Jamie Oliver's official website has also updated its casting call for Season 2's "Food Revolution" by stating, "We're searching for families with children who could use Jamie's help in the kitchen to overcome the obstacles to healthy eating."

Source:  LA Times

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