Jamie Oliver won an Emmy for "outstanding reality programming" for his series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution-a well deserved award.
In the series, celebrity British chef Jamie Oliver goes to Huntington, WV-noted in 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the unhealthiest and most obese cities in America-to reform the town's school lunch program and teach it some healthy cooking.
Jamie won over Huntington's hearts and minds. Those he didn't charm with his personality and passion were persuaded by his arguments for health and community. Any remaining naysayers seemed to be swept away by his authenticity and generous spread of love and good cheer.
But was his Food Revolution a success? What can we learn from Jamie's attempt to change a town's eating habits? Here are some of my thoughts:
1. Let's start with the kids
Jamie's move to change targets kids' food at school and at home; he motivates parents and other adults as he taps into our irresistible urgeRead More »from Jamie Oliver wins Emmyâ€”well deserved, but did Food Revolution make a difference?