“American Idol‘s host with the most Ryan Seacrest and Jaime Oliver are hungry to spread the word on obesity in America.
Both the star (Oliver) and executive producer (Seacrest) of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” Thursday (March 25) to talk about their goal to “create a national movement.” On the new show, the British celebrity chef aims to improve school food, and he starts in what’s been labeled the unhealthiest city in the U.S. (based on obesity statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Huntington, West Virginia
It’s evident from listening to Seacrest and Oliver talk to King that they’re both extremely passionate about this project. Jamie believes that “America can influence the world by cleaning up its eating habits,” and he spent several months away from his wife and children in Huntington to start the clean up process.
For Seacrest, it’s personal. He admits that he was “fat as a kid” (CNN repeatedly flashed that quote at the bottom of the screen during his interview), and he wants to be the driving force behind getting kids on the track to better eating habits at a young and still impressionable age.
Seacrest also nabbed King’s signature on-air for Oliver’s petition, which states “I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It’s time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!” Oliver plans to take one million signatures to Washington, D.C. as a part of his effort to improve school food.
You can watch Jamie Oliver start his food revolution on Friday, March 26 on ABC.
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