Eat Jamie style

I don’t understand the new health secretary’s reasoning.

Jamie’s approach means that schools serve healthy stuff at a good price.

If people don’t want their kids to eat that, fine – you will see them giving their kids money that they will spend in the local chippy. There are limits to how far the government can get involved.

Lansley wants people to take responsibility for their actions. That’s fine – you can’t stop a parent poisoning their child if that’s what they want to do. You can, however, make sure that what the government is serving them is decent.

I’m sure Lansley’s an intelligent chap and that there is more to this issue than is in the article. Based on the tone of the article, he seems to be saying that since a lot of kids go off and eat rubbish, the government should serve them rubbish at school.

Surely the government needs to do its best to provide a healthy option, at the very least? If parents and kids ignore that, there’s not a lot you can do, but you can at least provide them with a sensible option.

If you can get hold of the series Jamie Oliver did – Jamie’s School Dinners – I urge you to watch it. Fascinating stuff. I had no idea that so many British kids were eating such absolutely awful rubbish.

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3 Responses to “Eat Jamie style”

  1. Fourth Breakfast Says:

    I watched a few episodes of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (US series). I started changing my eating habits. Whew. Our school cafeterias are awful too.

  2. dave Says:

    Do you think we ate any better at claremont? Spam fritters and deep fried bangers, mmm.

    • christophersaul Says:

      Nothing could have been worse than what these guys were serving up.

      I always had a packed lunch – ham sandwich, pepperami, small packet of crisps and an apple which usually got thrown in the bin đŸ™‚

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