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The Tots Can Stay: How Tater Tots Became America's Favorite Geometric Food

After months of lobbying, potato farmers convinced the government to allow tater tots to remain on school cafeteria menus.

Michelle Obama's crusade against childhood obesity achieved a milestone last week, when the FDA announced new regulations that will require school cafeterias to offer healthier food choices and dispense with canned fruits, 2-percent milk, and high-sugar juices. But children will continue to find one unhealthy food on their trays: After months of lobbying, potato farmers convinced the government to allow tater tots to remain on the menu, making the cylinders of potato goodness the stalwart of cafeteria junk food.

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Why Doesn't the Los Angeles Unified School District Want Jamie Oliver's Help?

LAUSD has banned the popular chef from filming the second season of Food Revolution in the city's public schools. What gives?

The second season of Jamie Oliver's hit reality series Food Revolution is heading to Los Angeles—but you won't see any of the city's public schools on camera. The Los Angeles Unified School District is refusing to allow Oliver to film in any of its cafeterias.

Oliver told the Los Angeles Times, "I can’t get my foot into a single school. Which is a bit of a shame really. It just doesn’t seem in the interest of the public really. It’s not a great start for me, to be honest.”

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