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'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' heads to LA for 2nd season

April 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
After a successful season in Huntington, West Virginia, British chef Jamie Oliver says he's ready to kick off season two of "Food Revolution" by cooking up challenges in Los Angeles. This season promises to be as spicy in nutritional controversy as last year.

"We're going to be working in homes and the community, I'm going to be opening a fast food joint and working with different vendors," said Oliver.

He'll work with a select number of individual families, which he hopes will reflect a cross section of culture.

Working in conjunction with the American Heart Association, Oliver set up a teaching kitchen in Westwood for demos and classes, with plans for satellite schools in hard to reach areas. And like last year, he's big on visuals.

"The 'Food Revolution' has been an incredible success since last year. It's going from strength to strength, changes happening across the states," said Oliver. '"This season on the show and to support the real campaign that it is, I'm in L.A. because I want to spread the word bigger."

He says his real reason for the show is for us to have better expectations about nutrition in our schools, grocers and restaurants.

According to Oliver, "the 'Food Revolution' is basically trying to get America to expect more" with a continued emphasis on public school food.

With this generation of children not expected to live as long as their parents due to the rising rate of heart disease and diabetes, Oliver hopes his presence in L.A. will be felt long after the show has ended.

You can catch "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC7.