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LAUSD to reconsider celebrity chef lockout

British chef Jamie Oliver brings his 'Food Revolution' to the nation's second largest city -- Los Angeles, California. (Greg Zabilski)

April 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Newly appointed Los Angeles School District Superintendent John Deasy is set to meet with Jamie Oliver to reconsider letting the celebrity chef work with the city's schools.

Oliver was previously locked out by the LAUSD to work with their school lunch program. However, the chef called into KIIS-FM's "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" Tuesday and said the LAUSD is reconsidering its position.

The chef said the premiere of his show, "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" last week stirred much support for his mission for healthier lunches at schools and may have triggered a change of heart on the part of the school district.

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" airs Tuesday, April 19 on ABC.