Thursday, January 28, 2010

MasterCard parody

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A food show for school lunch products

School Cafeteria Food Show

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jamie Oliver, who has already turned school food in the UK on its head, brings his documentary prowess to the US to try the same. I'm anxious to see what happens. It also comes just before a panel that some colleagues and I are doing at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, so it should lead to some interesting discussions.

The show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, premiers March 26 at 9 ET/ 8 CT on ABC.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Packed lunches show that it's not just schools that are the problem

The media in the UK have been abuzz about school food ("school dinners") for five years now, and stories make front page news there (just as they have here in the last few weeks in the USA Today). Packed lunches, those that parents send from home, have been a big issue because the uptake of school dinners went down after Jamie Oliver's expose in 2005 and subsequent changes made junk food less available, leaving lots of kids to pack a lunch. A new study now shows that packed lunches in the UK are very far from being healthy. This video report from ITN summarizes the report: