I was pleased to see that the second season of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program earlier today. The first season of “Food Revolution” won an Emmy in 2010 in the same category.
The second season of “Food Revolution” focused on Oliver trying to revolutionize the school lunches and family meals in Los Angeles, Calif., where he had difficulty gaining access to the L.A. Unified School District and waged war on flavored milk in schools. His anti-flavored milk campaign gained national momentum, got many school districts to reconsider serving milk amped up with sugar, and even got the superintendent of L.A. schools to lead the school board into removing flavored milk from the menu last year.
Other food-related television shows that gained Emmy nominations include “Top Chef” for Reality Competition Program along with a couple of technical nominations for the show and a Cinematography nomination for “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."
The 2012 Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 23.
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