A few weeks ago, I mentioned Jamie Oliver’s campaign to get schools to choose plain milk. The flavored milk served in most schools contains just as much sugar as soda, and that’s not good for the health of our kids.
The second season of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” is airing now, and this year, he’s tackling the food problems of Los Angeles. When he was filming in the city, he was banned by the former superintendent from going into schools.
The city has a new superintendent, John Deasy, and Deasy joined Oliver on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to announce that he will recommend to the board of education that flavored milk be eliminated from the district.
This isn’t a done deal by any means. The Slow Cook blog this morning discusses the scare tactics the dairy industry has been using lately to keep flavored milk in schools.