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We loved watching Jamie Oliver overhaul the eating habits of Huntington, West Virginia, during last season's American premier of Jamie's Food Revolution. The new season currently filming in Los Angeles promises to be another great one, that is if the L.A. Unified School District allows Oliver to film in its schools.
The school district is arguing that it doesn't want to be exploited on what it is considering to be "reality TV." According to Oliver, Food Revolution is a campaign for better eating as well as documentary television, and the LAUSD is merely afraid of being exposed for its nutritional wrongdoings.
Without being able to film in the school cafeterias, Food Revolution would be seriously lacking in material but Oliver remains optimistic, inviting parents to Jamie's Kitchen, the set where he'll potentially be re-teaching L.A. how to eat and cook, Food Revolution-style. During this visit, Oliver urged parents to put pressure on members of the school board, asking them to reverse their no-cameras stance.
But rest assured that even if the LAUSD refuses to let Oliver and his crew into schools to film, the show will go on. Although it's far from ideal, Oliver stated that he would consent to being allowed into schools without cameras or, if all else fails, he'd relocate to a smaller, more receptive school district in the L.A. area.
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