Episodes: 12 (hour)
TV show dates: March 21, 2010 — June 24, 2011
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Jamie Oliver (host)
TV show description:
UK chef, author, and TV host Jamie Oliver wants to start a revolution in America. The impassioned chef wants to take on the problems of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the United States. These issues have become such a problem that our nation’s children are the first generation not expected to live as long as their parents.
Oliver hopes to start a grass-roots movement by starting in the unhealthiest city in America — Huntington, West Virginia.
This reality series follows his efforts to change the locals’ points of view about eating. Oliver is needled by local naysayers, challenged by ingrained unhealthy habits and government bureaucracy, and welcomed by some of the most surprising youngsters, families and local leaders,
In just a few short months, he tries to transform Huntington into a template that the entire country can follow.
Episode 12 — A New Start, A New Chance
New leadership at the Los Angeles Unified School District sparks hope for the Revolution. Jamie is invited to meet with John Deasy, the incoming superintendent, and is heartened by developments. Meanwhile, Jamie also puts together a cooking competition with high school students who will be mentored by notable chefs, including himself, as well as Joseph Gillard, Eric Greenspan, Ben Ford, Evan Funke, Seth Greenburg, Amy Pressman and Suzanne Tracht, while the results are judged by Jonathan Waxman and Michael Symon. The winners’ school receive an amazing prize package presented by Jamie Lee Curtis. And Jamie revisits West Adams School to see how the seeds of change have literally sprouted into the school garden
First aired: June 24, 2011.
Image courtesy ABC.