I’ve been reading about how Jamie Oliver is having trouble getting an audience with the folks at LAUSD. Tough crowd over there. Although the district representatives say they don’t want to allow him to reorganize their kitchens because they don’t want “the drama,” they have created a heck of a lot of it over the past week. You’d think they’d be familiar with movie crews and reality shows.
Change is hard, but it’s not every day that Jamie Oliver shows up and tries to help. If you want to sign a petition encouraging the school board to reverse its decision, then you can go to change.org. I believe LAUSD is missing out on an opportunity. Face the music: change is coming to school food, whether you like it or not. Might as well make it fun and televise it.
Interestingly, Dr. Susan Rubin offered an alternative solution: go to preschool and childcare centers. As a mother of a toddler in daycare, I think that is a great idea. Let’s get the kids when they are young. Many childcare centers accept federal funds, but also have a bit more leeway because they receive private funds too (from parents like me). I know my son’s daycare needs to offer better food. I’m only lucky that we can afford to opt out.