October 7th, 2010
02:00 PM ET
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"When the public kicks up, when the public wants more, when the public demands to know where stuff comes from and how things are made - you watch what happens," said chef and healthy food crusader Jamie Oliver.

"Because ultimately, business will always win. Money will always win - and they’re happy to sell you rubbish or they’re happy to sell you good stuff. Ultimately, the public has to decide."

Chef with Issues – Jamie Oliver says schoolkids deserve more than junk food
October 6th, 2010
10:30 AM ET
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Chefs with Issues is a platform for chefs we love, fired up for causes about which they're passionate. Chef Jamie Oliver's TV series include "The Naked Chef," "Jamie's Kitchen," "Jamie's School Lunch Project," "Jamie's Great Italian Escape," "Jamie at Home" and the Emmy award-winning "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." Chef Oliver has inspired people all over the world to cook and care about the food they serve their children.

Your kids deserve better. Because Congress failed to pass the Child Nutrition Bill last week, unhealthy school lunches will remain unhealthy.

While the bill wasn't perfect, it would have created stronger nutritional standards and provided more money for the school lunch program - adding six cents per lunch for the first time in 30 years. This was the first step on the long ladder to fresh food, and now it's a missed opportunity.

Among other things, this bill would have banned the junk food that is served in schools and competes with the fresh food your kids need. Eating this junk every day will take 10 years off their lives and cost you a fortune - adding thousands of dollars to the family health care tab.

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