Parents' Guide to

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

British chef incites revolt against American eating habits.

TV ABC Reality TV 2010
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age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+


good show. jamie is sexy. watch it. change america. boom.

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Great messages
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age 9+

The SAD (standard american diet) gets happy!

I have followed Jamie Oliver since he started with his "naked" food in the UK. As an RD, I'm thrilled with the effect his having on Huntington and across the county -- I teach nutrition and gardening and my 5th graders are talking about it! Anything that gets kids to think about what they're eating and where it comes from gets a thumbs up from me!

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Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The series draws on the habits and attitudes of Huntington residents to illustrate how poorly Americans are eating thanks to their taste for fatty meals and their reliance on convenient processed foods. It shows how the consumption of these unhealthy meals has been so normalized that they are thought of as appropriate daily food choices. The program underscores the fact that consistently eating unhealthy foods is a direct cause of obesity, disease, and early death. The show also notes some of the loopholes in government nutritional guidelines that allow U.S. schools to regularly serve these foods to children.

Some viewers might find the chef's opinions about some of America's general dietary choices a little judgmental. But Oliver, who successfully lobbied the British government for a healthier school lunch program, is simply underscoring what health experts in the United States and England have already identified as national problems. What he serves up are constructive and positive solutions at the grassroots level that can lead to important changes in the way we educate people -- especially children -- about food, and improve their overall health and well being.

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