by ecorazzicontributor
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Jamie Oliver wins the award for best Sarah Palin nickname: the celebrity chef and nutrition advocate has called the politician a “Froot Loop.”

The Obama administration recently approved a bill that would provide more government funding for school lunches and expand nutrition programs. The move was cautiously lauded by Oliver, who sees the move as a step in the right direction but is wary that the government won’t follow through. Palin, unsurprisingly, denounced the initiative: Palin has been railing against any legislation involving school lunches, claiming that it creates a “nanny state” and intrudes on private lives. Palin even went so far as to bring batches of sugar cookies to a Pennsylvania school in response to the Pennsylvania Board of Education voting to ban sweets from being sold or served at schools.

Oliver, meanwhile, has been campaigning for healthier school lunches for years now, exposing the unhealthy foods served by schools to save money. He had his own TV show, “Food Revolution,” that discussed the obesity epidemic and advocated better eating, and made an excellent TED talk a while back that is definitely worth watching. Recently, LA schools blocked Oliver from exposing the contents of their lunches, indicating just how bad this issue can get.

With the two in such opposition on the issue, it’s no surprise that Oliver said that Palin, “clearly on this issue is a Froot Loop.” He has a point: the regulation of school lunches doesn’t infringe on what parents choose to feed their children. Parents can send their kids to school with whatever kind of lunch they want. The legislation simply offers healthier choices at schools.

Plus, when you think about it, Palin is a bit like a Froot Loop: colorful and sweet on the outside, but lacking real substance and hazardous to your health in high doses.

  • Ship of Fools

    Mr. Oliver, while correct, is being gentle (I can think of a boatload more names I’d like to call this female has-been). Thank you for all you do, Mr. Oliver.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lars-Svensen/100001028197161 Lars Svensen

    So, what is Jamie Oliver? A froot, minus the loop? Just another hobo who wants to hop aboard the famous Palin Express.

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt

    The public is finally coming around to seeing the true Sarah Palin. Instead of smiling and nodding while talking about murders and national tragedies, she should have shown some humility. I was compelled to create a visual commentary of her political rhetoric and its effects on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-made-me-do-it.html Drop by and let me know what you think.

  • Karina

    Oh Sarah Palin, just go back to Alaska and continue watching Russia.

  • Michael Raymer

    “Plus, when you think about it, Palin is a bit like a Froot Loop: colorful and sweet on the outside, but lacking real substance and hazardous to your health in high doses.”

    I award you massive points with this quote my good sir. Well played, well played.

    • BenCat1000

      except for the “sweet” part……….

  • Tshane3000

    Ooh, you betcha! Tina/Sarah can see Russia from her house!

    She’s a soft, tender piece of white bread–looks good but no color, no taste–and about as bright.

    Patrick from Spongebob said it, not knowing it was about Palin:

    “Stupid people are blissfully unaware of just how stupid they really are!” (drooooool)

    She seriously thinks she is smart enough to be President and not just MILF of the week on granny porn sites???