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Monday, September 18, 2006

Oliver's Twist(ing Parents Arms to Force Their Kids to Eat As He Thinks They Should)

While I'm indebted to Jamie Oliver for the very good basic bread recipe that appears in The Naked Chef, it's also true he's about as insufferable a statist bore as you'll find in a kitchen. Some hero mums are fighting back against his meddlesome elitism.
FUMING Jamie Oliver blasted mums yesterday for selling junk food to kids through their school fence.

Julie Critchlow and Sam Walker say pupils don’t like the healthy meals served up after TV chef Jamie’s campaign to transform school dinners.

So they have started a “junk food run” — passing pies, burgers and fizzy drinks to hungry youngsters.

They take orders from up to 60 kids during the morning break, then return at lunchtime with grub from nearby takeaways before handing it through a hole in the fence.

Sam, 41 — whose 11-year-old son attends the school — said: “This is all down to Jamie Oliver. I just don’t like him and what he stands for. He’s forcing our kids to become more picky about their food.”

Julie, 43 — whose daughter, 15, and 11-year-old son are also pupils at Rawmarsh Comprehensive in Rotherham, South Yorks — said: “We’ve done this because our kids are being served up disgusting rubbish by the school.

“They’re not even allowed out at lunchtimes to buy something they can enjoy. Food is cheaper and better at the local takeaways.”

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“Who does he think he is all high and mighty? He can feed whatever he wants to his kids but he should realise that other parents think differently.”
Think differently? That's impermissable, innit?

Spiked's take on Oliver as a nanny-state prick here.