Today the Los Angeles Unified School District voted to approve a new milk contract for their schools that stipulates no flavored milk for schools. Jamie Oliver, host of the ABC television show Food Revolution and his team are celebrating. He’s been vying to get the school board to respond for several months as his show aired, often feeling the push-back from the school.
“I couldn’t be happier that new LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is honoring the commitment he made to me on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. This is a giant step forward for the health and future of 680,000 kids in Los Angeles, and leads the way for more school districts around the country to follow,” Jamie commented. So what’s next?
Just last week, June 9th marked the first “Milk Day of Action” for the Food Revolution team, with people from across the nation gathering in schools with kids and school staff members to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of drinking plain white milk, and more than 40 different school districts have already started the process to removing it from their lunchrooms.
“Note about the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation: Even after the TV show ends, the JOFF, the new nonprofit created to support Jamie Oliver’s mission, will be providing activists with ongoing support and resources so that the milk campaign can continue.”