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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 IĀ  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 …