In the battle against childhood obesity, no chef has been more willing to jump on the soapbox to call for change — preferably in front of a TV camera — than Jamie Oliver. Shocked (according to press materials) by the estimate that 42 percent of Los Angeles schoolchildren are overweight or obese, Oliver, part TV chef and part social activist, has been needling the Los Angeles Unified School system to change its lunch program. Now he has enlisted chefs across the city, as well as ...

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