Filming of ABC’s “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” Suspended By L.A. School District

Feb 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

After a standoff with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, the Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended filming of reality television shows, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

Oliver had been filming his "Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution"  at West Adams Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles for the past two weeks, but the LAUSD this week denied his license to film at another school, Manual Arts Senior High School.

According to the story, the district Superintendent Ramon Cortines was unwilling to grant the permit unless Oliver could guarantee it would portray the schools in a positive light.

“If you look at the last series he [Oliver] did in Huntington, W.Va., it was full of conflict and drama, and we’re not interest in that,’’ LAUSD spokesman Robert Alaniz said, the article notes.

A spokeswoman for the show said production will continue outside the school.


  1. And how could Oliver guarantee that school officials would not act negatively, unless he lies about it? Sound like cheating.

  2. This is author and columnist, David Lawrence Dewey.  I have been writing about the dangers of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, MSG, excess sugar in processed food and other toxins in the food supply since 1996.
    I was the first journalist to warn consumers about hydrogenated oils and aspartame in 1996.
    I have written an extensive article about this fiasco with the LAUSD school district and I show by actual school menu items, what is in them and how deadly they are. This has been kept from students, parents for too long.  You can read it on my website at:
    If you are a student, I asked you to please read this article and the links to my other articles on the deadly toxins in processed food andhow children as young as ten are developing diabetes, heart disease,learning problems because of poor diet.  Tell your friends about this article and if you have one of these diseases I would like to hear from you.  You can contact me through my website.
    Jaime Oliver is trying to save lives, let him in the schools!

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