The show takes place in Huntington, West Virginia, one of the country's "fattest" and "unhealthiest" cities. During the episodes I've watched so far, Oliver worked with one elementary school, one high school, and one family to replace the tremendous amounts of processed food they eat with fresh, home-cooked food.
Seeing so many unhealthily overweight people (one adolescent is already showing the early signs of diabetes, another has spots on her liver) is disturbing, but knowing that a solution is within reach--eating real food--makes it an exciting program to watch. I also love cooking, so watching other people, especially young people, get jazzed about cooking, is fun to see.
I'd really like the show to stay on the air, and for the project to grow to other cities, so I'm encouraging you to watch it, and if you like it, to tell others about it.
You can view the three previously aired episodes of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution online (for free) on ABC, and catch the remaining three on Fridays 9/8c.
If you've already watching the show, what do you think of it?
Below is a 2-minute video about, "5 Things You Need to Know - Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution"
Related blog posts and articles
- Jamie Oliver Turns the Spotlight On Our Own Homegrown Heroes by Kerry Trueman on Civil Eats.
- Jamie Oliver: School Food Revolution or Reality TV Rubbish? from Lettuce and Kale.
- Oliver Wages Revolution on City’s Unhealthy Habits on the daily table
- Gwyneth Paltow's interview with Jamie Oliver for GOOP