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post #41 of 247
It's on tonight! Very excited to watch it and I will be having the kids watch with us, or will record it for them. (Not sure what time it's on.)
post #42 of 247
Jamie is gonna be on Oprah at some point in today's show talking about his experience in Huntington. I happened to see a promo earlier this week about it. I'm going to try to remember to turn on the TV and catch it.
post #43 of 247
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Originally Posted by KristyDi View Post
Jamie is gonna be on Oprah at some point in today's show talking about his experience in Huntington. I happened to see a promo earlier this week about it. I'm going to try to remember to turn on the TV and catch it.
Oh, I didn't know that! Did you catch it? How did it go? I'm nervous. lol
post #44 of 247
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Originally Posted by amcal View Post
I don't think they're saying he invented the concept but, his show focuses on going into places that have skyrocketing obesity rates, poor diets etc... and he's trying to create a revolution in those places - places where people maybe are uneducated about healthy food choices, unaware of the health implications to themselves and their families from eating processed junk foods etc...
He did invent the concept of going into schools and fixing the problems with school lunches.
post #45 of 247
Harper Rose, it's on hulu.com
post #46 of 247
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Originally Posted by spughy View Post
Because chances are good if it is, he's not allowed to talk about that part, what with Kraft and the like being huge sponsors... (sorry, I am speculating, I don't actually have cable and will have to download the show at some point.)
No, his comment was along the lines of "that's bullsh!t"
post #47 of 247
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Oh, I didn't know that! Did you catch it? How did it go? I'm nervous. lol
meh, kind of repetitive if you'd seen the show on Sunday. Jamie cooked chicken nuggets from actual chicken.
post #48 of 247
Oh wow, I feel guilty for ever complaining about the food they serve where I teach now

Wow. I am just shocked. I am partially color blind and even I could tell the strawberry milk was messed up.

And I don't think I will ever eat a chicken nugget again

I think it is great what he is doing. I live in the state he went to. A lot of the problem in my area is that the rate of poverty is so high that the school tries to cram in as many calories as they can because, sadly, the meals at school might be the only meals the children eat of a day Heartbreaking
post #49 of 247
Well, I don't like that Rhonda person. Her whole attitude came across as arrogant, unhelpful, and rude. I hope she changes her tune as the show moves forward.

My 9 yr old said he will not eat a chicken nugget again. Bleeeeh. I don't know if I would say the same, but I'm going to work it out in my head not to. That was disgusting.

I'm gonna rant, be aware:
I'm really irritated that the newspaper & the radio have portrayed Jamie the way they did in tonight's episode. Like, 'letters to the editor' and 'emails to the station' kind of angry. And I'm considering emailing the superintendent and that Rhonda person, if I can. I want to see how the show shapes up, though, because I'd hate to come down on someone only to discover at the end of the season that they adjusted their way of thinking and embraced these changes.

Not everyone WANTS their kids eating crap. My kid likes salad and will eat a burger w/ lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, spinach, cheese, etc on it. Some kids LIKE this stuff when given the opportunity to try it and have it on a semi-regular basis.

My kids do buy school lunch because they want to and we don't always have good, quick lunch stuff at home. We're scraping for our last penny and don't often have leftovers. Heck, we moved into my parents house just to make ends meet and we're still not managing it! So when my kids have lunch at school, I REALLY want it to be something good for them, not crap I can pick up at McDonald's.

I hope this show lights a fire under people, not just in Huntington, and gets them involved in their kids school lunches.

My daughter had donuts for breakfast this morning. The menu change still hasn't gotten to their school.
post #50 of 247
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Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes View Post
Oh wow, I feel guilty for ever complaining about the food they serve where I teach now

Wow. I am just shocked. I am partially color blind and even I could tell the strawberry milk was messed up.

And I don't think I will ever eat a chicken nugget again

I think it is great what he is doing. I live in the state he went to. A lot of the problem in my area is that the rate of poverty is so high that the school tries to cram in as many calories as they can because, sadly, the meals at school might be the only meals the children eat of a day Heartbreaking
Yeah, it's a very different way of life here than what a large portion of America sees every day.
post #51 of 247
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Originally Posted by NiteNicole View Post
I've been watching the show in bits and pieces all day and although I have loved Jamie Oliver since back in the Naked Chef days when it was cool to hate him, the "sweetie darling honey" and "girls" business gets on my nerves and I will not be surprised if someone calls him on it. I don't think it's meant to be condescending but it sounds it. A lot.

Also, am I the only one who found the show slightly patronizing? Perpetuated stereotypes of what society thinks of West Virginians/Appalachians - unhealthy, uneducated, skeptical of outside "foreigners"... Granted, Huntington was apparently the unhealthiest city statistically, but something about this had a hint of colonialism...I need to show you how to change your life and live my way b/c you are not educated enough/smart enough to figure it out yourself...Am I the only one thinking this??? I mean, who can argue with his food advice, really, but I wonder about the portrayal of Huntington.
post #52 of 247
I don't see it as patronizing to Huntington at all. It has never been said that Huntington is any different from any other US town/city except that statistically, it is the unhealthiest. The message I got is that the entire US needs to wake the hell up about what we're feeding our kids(and ourselves)....Huntington was simply chosen as a starting point because of the statistics. You could argue that based on the statistics, they would benefit most from the change. Why it's the unhealthiest town in the US doesn't really matter...that's the vibe I got.
post #53 of 247
What got me was the inability of the class of 6 year olds to identify even the most basic of produce. I can understand how they might not know what an eggplant was, but a potato? A tomato?

As for the nuggets, I think that compared to the way they are made in large factories, his weren't even that bad! I don't know what half the ingredients are in nuggets, and I knew what his ingredients were on the show. Except stabilizer, I guess...that could have been any number of things.

Looks like he's got an uphill battle ahead of him, but I sure hope he's able to make at least a bit of a difference!
post #54 of 247
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Also, am I the only one who found the show slightly patronizing? Perpetuated stereotypes of what society thinks of West Virginians/Appalachians - unhealthy, uneducated, skeptical of outside "foreigners"... Granted, Huntington was apparently the unhealthiest city statistically, but something about this had a hint of colonialism...I need to show you how to change your life and live my way b/c you are not educated enough/smart enough to figure it out yourself...Am I the only one thinking this??? I mean, who can argue with his food advice, really, but I wonder about the portrayal of Huntington.
I think he has nothing but kindness in his heart. I don't think his portrayal was anything but honest. And frankly I'm not particularly concerned about egos. Americans (not just in that one location) are uneducated about food. Clearly. A friend of mine bought some "Fruit Gushers" for her son because he needs more fruit in his diet. o.O Seriously?!

Why is it so upsetting for people to educate themselves? Sometimes I feel like the only person that wants to learn and grow and change to become something better than what I was yesterday. Especially where my children are involved.

Thank goodness for Jamie. I wish I had his patience to deal with such resistance. I ♥ him.
post #55 of 247
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I think he has nothing but kindness in his heart. I don't think his portrayal was anything but honest. And frankly I'm not particularly concerned about egos. Americans (not just in that one location) are uneducated about food. Clearly. A friend of mine bought some "Fruit Gushers" for her son because he needs more fruit in his diet. o.O Seriously?!

Why is it so upsetting for people to educate themselves? Sometimes I feel like the only person that wants to learn and grow and change to become something better than what I was yesterday. Especially where my children are involved.

Thank goodness for Jamie. I wish I had his patience to deal with such resistance. I ♥ him.
post #56 of 247
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Originally Posted by Laedi View Post
I think he has nothing but kindness in his heart. I don't think his portrayal was anything but honest. And frankly I'm not particularly concerned about egos. Americans (not just in that one location) are uneducated about food. Clearly. A friend of mine bought some "Fruit Gushers" for her son because he needs more fruit in his diet. o.O Seriously?!

Why is it so upsetting for people to educate themselves? Sometimes I feel like the only person that wants to learn and grow and change to become something better than what I was yesterday. Especially where my children are involved.

Thank goodness for Jamie. I wish I had his patience to deal with such resistance. I ♥ him.
Absolutely.
post #57 of 247
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Originally Posted by Laedi View Post
I think he has nothing but kindness in his heart. I don't think his portrayal was anything but honest. And frankly I'm not particularly concerned about egos. Americans (not just in that one location) are uneducated about food. Clearly. A friend of mine bought some "Fruit Gushers" for her son because he needs more fruit in his diet. o.O Seriously?!

Why is it so upsetting for people to educate themselves? Sometimes I feel like the only person that wants to learn and grow and change to become something better than what I was yesterday. Especially where my children are involved.

Thank goodness for Jamie. I wish I had his patience to deal with such resistance. I ♥ him.
Ding, Ding, Ding!
post #58 of 247
Just caught up on both episodes and I honestly love this show. What Jamie is doing is badly needed here in the U.S.
What I can't understand is why they keep harping on "well, only if the kids like it". Who cares if they like it or not right now. Serving junk just because they like it better shouldn't be an option. That head school woman was driving me crazy!

It takes time to adjust to fresh food especially if you are a kid used to eating pizza. Seriously, a couple weeks of eating Jamie's food for lunch and I bet the kids will be fine with it.
post #59 of 247
I watched the show (the first 2 episodes) with my family last night, and I loved it. It spawned all sorts of really great conversations with my kids.

Our school lunches are quite similar, and I think my kids are really starting to understand WHY they bring lunch from home.

I found it really interesting thatt the his chicken nugget experiment didn't work- the kids were still willing to eat the nuggest he made. That said, if he had given them the choice between the nuggets and the regular chicken, I think most of the kids would've chosen the regular chicken.

I also sort of disagree with the way he was approaching the family that he was helping. It seemed like he was trying to scare the family into eating more healthy. But I don't think that most people would be likely to make LONG LASTING changes based on fear. They only showed a little snippet of Jamie talking to the mom. But I think that she probably needs more help/guidance in meal planning, food prep, and cooking. Yes, he gave her the ingredients and recipes, and I'm not discounting that. But it's a big mental leap (not to mention a scheduling nightmare) to go from heating up already cooked foods to cooking entirely from scratch.
post #60 of 247
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Originally Posted by Mama2Kayla View Post
Just caught up on both episodes and I honestly love this show. What Jamie is doing is badly needed here in the U.S.
What I can't understand is why they keep harping on "well, only if the kids like it". Who cares if they like it or not right now. Serving junk just because they like it better shouldn't be an option. That head school woman was driving me crazy!
I agree with this completely. People seem to have complete blinders when it comes to food. We don't say that we'll only make our kids wear seat belts if they like them. Most parents vaccinate because they think they're kids need vaccines to be healthy--even though the kids certainly don't like them.

Of COURSE any child is going to pick the junk over the healthy food, particularly if they're not used to it. Just like they'll probably pick a trip to Disneyland over going to school or watching cartoons over brushing their teeth. The whole point is that parents and other adults need to GUIDE children in making good choices. My dd eats probably 90% healthy, homecooked food and 10% junk (although because of her food allergies, her "junk" is much less junky than most toddlers')--but if you give the choice of a piece of chocolate cake or roasted, organic chicken with brown rice, guess which she'll pick? But if you JUST give her the chicken with brown rice, she's more than happy to eat it.
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