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    Spare us - Jamie Oliver's at it again....

    Has he got a book coming out soon or something?

    Give it a break, Jamie. You're a doofus.

    BBC News - Jamie Oliver says healthy school food standards 'eroded'

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    I think it's a bit harsh calling him a doofus. Yeah fair enough everybody doesn't see eye to eye with him but he is trying to make a positive change in schools in orderto give pupils a healthier lifestyle. How many things would you like to change in school? I know there are many things I'd change here and there are things I would like to change nationwide. The difference between Jamie Oliver and us is that he can use his celebrity status to bring issues such as school food to the attention of the public and wecannot.

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    "It is the return of the sausage roll to schools."
    I'm outraged!

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    I for one, love a good sausage roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBloggs View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Has he got a book coming out soon or something?

    Give it a break, Jamie. You're a doofus.

    BBC News - Jamie Oliver says healthy school food standards 'eroded'
    To be fair whether you think he's a doofus or not, he's making a good point. Considering the amount of obese people something needs to be done, and children shouldn't be living a lifestyle of fastfood and no exercise.

    I'm sure he has got a book out for christmas, but lets be honest who hasn't. However, this quote from the article "The changes were not universally liked, and some parents took to passing their children fast food through the railings of their school." I wouldn't normally have believed but my girlfriend works in a school who has a pupil who is having special meals due to being overweight. But the first thing that happens when his parents pick him up is he gets given a back of crisps/sweets. So anyone who can use their celebrity status to make changes for the better is donig a good thing in my opinion.

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    The question is, why are academies not subject to the guidelines? Surely the government should still have a say or is it a stealth attempt at scrapping the guidelines so they don't have to bother keeping an eye on food standards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The question is, why are academies not subject to the guidelines? Surely the government should still have a say or is it a stealth attempt at scrapping the guidelines so they don't have to bother keeping an eye on food standards?
    I agree. I know the academies are supposed to be free from 'red tape', but there are still academic standards they should meet.... why not food standards?

    Jamie Oliver may not be everyone's cup of tea, but he did spark a change for the better in standards of food at schools. The food subsidy is just part of the lump sum budget in academies, not ring-fenced, so some academies are choosing to spend some of that money on other things and thus spending less per head on school meal provision.

    And as for healthy food standards, I have first hand experience of seeing them slip post-academisation. At my eldest's school, donuts, etc are now back on the menu. My kids were discussing it this morning. The school became a new-style academy about 8 months ago.

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    The problem with the change he made is kids who don't want to eat proper food will still carry on eating junk regardless. In our school I regularly see kids having 2 pieces of cake as their meal as there is nothing else they like (want). Even the more healthy eaters simply eat pasta, which, if you don't do the exercise to burn off the carbs, isn't much healthier.

    You can't simply regulate what is available by cutting down on choice, as that's all it does, cut choice. You need to change societies attitudes and the rest will follow. Prohibition has never, and will never, work.

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    Bring back the turkey twizzler!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    Bring back the turkey twizzler!!!!
    I thought they were the best thing since sliced chocolate as a kid but have you tried one now you're an adult?!

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