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Food

Watch Jamie Oliver Get Rejected From LAUSD

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Next Tuesday marks the first episode of Season 2 of British chef Jamie Oliver's ABC show "Food Revolution," in which he attempts to introduce healthy eating to the United States, one obese city at a time. Season 2 is -- you guessed it! -- set here in Los Angeles.

The LA Times reports that Oliver started off the season by butting heads with outgoing LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines:

In a rough cut of the first episode, Oliver sets up a tense stalemate with the school board. In fact, the faces of the board members and outgoing Supt. Ramon Cortines could be put into the “if looks could kill” category when he comes to them asking for entrée to a school. “I never really expected to be banned from every single school in the district," said Oliver...

It's unclear exactly how much progress he's made with our school board, partly because filming for the season hasn't finished yet. But Oliver ran up against the same problem in Huntington VA, his target city for Season 1. The Times reports:
...for months he has tussled with the LAUSD and was kept from filming and working in school cafeterias -- something that was a centerpiece of the first season of “Food Revolution,” which took place in Huntington, W.Va.