The politics of turkey twizzlers

Andrew Lansley made my blood boil last week with his scathing comments on Jamie Olivers school meals campaign, arguing that ” If are constantly lecturing people and trying to tell them what to do, we will actually find that we undermine and are counterproductive in the results that we achieve.” What a load of absolute nonsense. The sheer blood sweat and tears that went into that campaign highlighted the horrific nutrition being fed to our young children. From the wonderful dinner ladies, to the schools, to Jamie himself who looked at one point like he was going to have a breakdown – this was a job well done. Of course people rebelled – its in our nature to dislike being told what to do, but it changed the face of child nutrition in this country and Andrew Lansley should think twice before coming up against a much loved chef whose tireless work is often under appreciated.

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