The Food Revolution Is “Saving Kid’s Lives” Says Elisabeth Hasselbeck

April 19, 2011 11:31 am

“The View’s” Elisabeth Hasselbeck and chef Jamie Oliver called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” to discuss the critical state of the Food Revolution, and the recent exciting developments made by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Jamie began by outlining the opposition saying, “We all want a happy ending. We all want progress. But, we didn’t have that. We told beautiful human stories that touched the heart. We showed the struggles and realities. But we couldn’t get access [to LAUSD].”

One of the most vocal supporters of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” is “The View”s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who called in to support the cause for healthier schools by saying, “When I saw ‘The Food Revolution’ I thought, ‘my gosh as a mom if we knew that there was something out there literally killing kids we would do something about it.'” Concluding, “the mission you’re on is so valuable-you’re saving kids’ lives!

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More recently the tide seems to have turned in favor of more healthy schools due to two critical victories. Jamie explains, “First, the superintendent of LAUSD has stepped down and new blood has come in. John Deasy, who seems like he could be the perfect man for the job. Secondly, the show has gone out and even on Twitter it was the most talked about thing in New York, and the second most talked about thing in the world.”

Jamie furthers, “my job is to ask questions I know the American public will want to ask,” adding, “I really hope instead of being protective and pretending everything is brilliant …I hope John will hear me out and we can be allies.”

Tune in to the full interview to hear more from Jamie, like whether he really taught Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie how to cook healthy meals for their kids and even what he can reveal about the Royal wedding, above!

Be sure to tune in to “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” tonight, Tuesday,  on ABC @ 8/7c