Episode PremiereApril 19, 2011
Show Period2010 - 2011
Production CompanyFresh One Productions, Ryan Seacrest Productions
Cast and Crew
Now that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation's second largest school district, has prevented Jamie Oliver from bringing his cameras into the schools, Jamie tries to garner parental support by dressing as a tomato and distributing free healthy lunches outside the schools. His grass-roots efforts help him connect with West Adams Preparatory School, a high school that works in partnership with the LAUSD but is run by the MLA Partnership and serves South Los Angeles. They allow him to teach the students about healthy cooking with a caveat -- he cannot go inside the cafeteria or the school kitchen. While he's there, Sophia, a 17-year-old student, tearfully tells Jamie about her family's troubles with diabetes and her fears of being diagnosed herself. Jamie knows that Sophia's concerns are "just the tip of the iceberg," but the next time he comes to the school, armed with only a basket of vegetables, he's chagrined to see a police cruiser at the entry. What has happened since his last visit, and how much more has his access been limited?