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What's for Lunch at the LAUSD? Certainly Not Oliver's 'Food Revolution.'

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Oliver working with kids in Huntington, West Virginia, in the first season of his show (ABC / Holly Farrell)
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The Los Angeles Unified School District has flat out rejected the offer of Chef Jamie Oliver's reality television school nutrition makeover show Food Revolution to help them transform their lunches into good food that is good for the students, according to the LA Times.

"Our feeling was that his time would be better spent or invested in other communities," said a representative from the Superintendent's office yesterday.

It's hard to imagine a school district, or community, that needs help more when it comes to healthy eating habits, and access to fresh, affordable, nutritious food. A group of teachers, parents, students, and nutrition advocates have been pushing the nation's second-largest school district, which served 69 million lunches in the 2009-2010 school year, to improve the quality of their food service offerings.

Want to know more about school lunch at the LAUSD? Listen to the interview I gave on KCRW's "Good Food" on the issue on September 11, 2010.