by Ali Garfinkel
Categories: Causes, Eats, Internet
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Photo: BBC

Over the next few weeks, TV chef Jamie Oliver will be taking his “Food Revolution Truck” and visiting some of the more impoverished areas of Los Angeles, going to schools and teaching youth about better, healthier food preparation in an attempt to tackle the obesity epidemic.

Oliver has decided to make educating kids and young adults about healthy living his life’s work, committing to the movement for the next twenty years.

The fully equipped interior of his “mobile kitchen” can be “strapped and slimmed down” for safe travel, and can hold up to forty kids, who he will be demonstrating his alternative cooking methods for. One example he gives is how he can make a homemade pizza and salad from fresh ingredients in less time (and money!) than it takes to order and deliver one.

However, it is reported that the show has already encountered a problem — the TV cameras. According to the LA Times, a local Los Angeles school district invited Oliver to meet with their menu committee, but denied the presence of cameras to film, citing “there’s too much drama, too much conflict with a reality show.”

The good news? Oliver will still prepare a better menu plan for the school — and also hopes that the new superintendent arriving in April will allow the event to take place.