Jamie Oliver and LAUSD Make Up on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The fight between the school district and the celebrity chef over school lunches could be ending if the schmoozing on Kimmel's show is any clue.
Could the battle between the nation's second largest school district, LAUSD, and celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver be coming to a close? Oliver headed to Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night to talk about his reality show, Food Revolution, and the fight with LAUSD over their refusal to let him film in school cafeterias. LAUSD's new superintendent, John Deasy, made a surprise appearance and the pair announced a plan to go ahead and make LAUSD's food healthier already. As a first step, Deasy says he's getting rid of sugar-filled chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk, a move the audience and Oliver applauded.
Watch the video above to see Kimmel hilariously take Deasy to task for the district's current unhealthy lunch offerings—"wings of fire" and "hot and spicy chicken chunk"—and dismiss the excuse that school lunch menus adhere to government guidelines. Of course, whether Oliver really has practical food solutions that the cash strapped district can afford on $2.72 a day per student still remains to be seen.