Petition Target: LAUSD School Board
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been rejected by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in his attempts to bring his show to the LA public school system. Oliver is filming the second season of his popular Food Revolution show in Los Angeles, yet the LAUSD refuses to allow him inside the schools or to film any school lunches.
Los Angeles children, nearly 50% of which are obese or on the verge of being obese, are often forced to consume food with high levels of salt, grease, preservatives and non-nutritious ingredients in their public school lunches.
Oliver is hoping to focus the nation’s attention on this unhealthy situation, much as he did last year with public schools in Huntington, West Virginia. However, the LAUSD school board is refusing to allow Oliver to show their lunches on TV and will not permit his show on any public school grounds.
Oliver is asking the public to contact the LAUSD school board and tell them to allow the Food Revolution into Los Angeles public schools. Sign the petition below to let the school board know you support a Food Revolution for LA schools.
Dear LAUSD School Board Members (Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, Mónica García, Tamar Galatzan, Steve Zimmer, Yolie Flores, Nury Martinez, Dr. Richard Vladovic),
I strongly support Jamie Oliver’s attempts to bring the Food Revolution to the Los Angeles public school system. The LAUSD school board should permit Mr. Oliver to film on campus and to make recommendations on how to improve the health of public school lunches.
I am very concerned with the obesity and childhood diabetes rates in Los Angeles and believe Mr. Oliver can help us make a meaningful difference.
As a result, I strongly request that you open the Los Angeles public schools to the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution.
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