Schools are sending out the wrong message to children by holding cake and bake sales, Jamie Oliver’s food foundation has claimed.
In another scathing attack on school food, the celebrity chef has taken aim at the culture surrounding unhealthy food, claiming that salads and other nutritious foods are shunned out of sight.
A report for the foundation said: ‘The culture of high fat and sugary foods used as rewards, in fundraising and in celebrations, is creating social and physical environments that contradict children’s food education.’
Currently, schools struggle to teach them reading, writing and adding up adequately; the idea that they can somehow educate them on food is laughable.
The report also found that there were still a variety of unhealthy foods on offer at schools, and the schoolchildren were choosing them as they were often cheaper than the healthy alternatives.
Clearly, they have managed to lean something, then! They’ve learnt when they are being sold a pup!
Oliver’s newest cookbook, ‘5 Ingredients – Quick and Easy Food’, includes a section entitled Sweet Treats, which includes recipes ‘a classic really sumptuous shortbread, drizzled in dark chocolate and grated orange zest’, and other calorie-busting food, such as cherry chocolate mousse made with double cream and caster sugar.
I never thought I’d say this, but…ban this book! It’s for the chiiilllldreeeennnn!