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Jamie Oliver Wants Rid of Bake Sales in Schools.. I Have to Disagree

I love Jamie Oliver. I’ve loved him for as long as I can remember, and I’ll probably love him forever if my unfalteringly loyal heart has anything to do with it. You may catch me joking about my occasional hankering for a turkey twizzler, but I  respect the guy for taking on school dinners and depriving us all of them forever. He meant well. That was in my last few years of primary school – which is 15 years or so ago now – and he hasn’t really stopped fighting the good fight since. He did a series of TV shows in the USA on how tackling obesity needs to come from food education. He delivered a cracking TED Talk after this project to try and bring the issue to the forefront of our minds and conversations about food. He’s been a leading voice in the argument for a sugar tax, and pioneered this initiative (though not without flaws, I’ll admit) in his own restaurant chain. What strikes me about Jamie Oliver is that he …