A School Lunch Director Beat Jamie Oliver at His Own Game
By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff
February 11, 2017
It turns out it is possible to create healthy school meals without breaking the budget—as long as your town has "an overwhelming determination to prove a reality TV star wrong."
In a massive dive into what's gone wrong with America's school lunches, Highline also looks at one instance where things went right. Jamie Oliver brought his show Food Revolution to Huntington in 2009 after the West Virginia city was named the unhealthiest in the country in order to fix what was wrong with its school lunches.
The show, obviously, presented the celebrity chef as the hero, who had a perfect villain in the school district's food-service director. While Food Revolutionshowed Oliver's visit to Huntington as a success, Rhonda McCoy was besieged with hate mail and calls to resign.
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