British celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver is sticking up for America's First Lady and the Obama administrations healthy eating initiatives, which have been heavily criticized by Sarah Palin.
During an interview on Saturday at the 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami, Oliver said Palin "is a Froot Loop" on this issue.
The "Naked Chef" warned that the United States is in a "really dark moment" when it comes to children's health and needs to make it a priority.
Absolutely, Jamie! We totally agree and are happy you are continually trying to stress this issue.
He believes improving what children eat at school alone can have a far-reaching, positive effect on their habits and health as adults.
In contrast to Sarah Palin's beliefs, the television chef thinks the Obama administration is on the right track toward leading America's food revolution after passing a bill that expands the government's nutrition requirements on school lunches.
He also believes that our obesity is preventing American's from living the American dream, saying:
"From my view of the health situation we're in at the moment, it really isn't allowing Americans to be Americans."
We find it sad that obesity is now associated with being an American and would love to shed that international stereotype.
Jamie, who tried to transform the diets of a West Virginia town with his 2010 ABC show Jamie's Food Revolution and has been filming a similar show in Los Angeles, believes we still have the power to change our image, saying:
"Americans, when you get them on something, will shift faster than anyone else. I think America's going to react very strongly to what I've filmed in the last two months."
For our sake, we hope you are right, Jamie!
Thanks for your efforts to fight the obesity epidemic and we can't wait to watch your new show!
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