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I wanted to write “absolute cunt” in my title but I thought that wasn’t user friendly and to be honest, didn’t want Jamie Oliver to see the title and sue me! Not like he would be reading this anyway and even if he did, not sure he would care about little old 19 year old Sophie from Birmingham’s opinion on him hahha!
As many of you guys may have seen floating around, Mr Jamie Oliver would like to ban numerous amounts of foods that he deems shouldn’t be eaten. In the past he made school meals at primary schools healthier which is fab don’t get me wrong but his new idea has taken the biscuit (quite literally)!
The gist of it all is that Jamie Oliver would quite like to ban or at least remove the ability for children, or just the general public, to eat food deemed unhealthy. Ya know the stuff; pizzas, chips, sugared cereals etc etc. This is because he wants a healthier Britain for the younger generation which is GREAT. Well done Jamie Oliver for the rare opinion that no one ever has had!!!! GO YOU!!!! I’m evidently taking the piss here. A lot of people want a healthier Britain but banning foods such as there isn’t the way to go.
There’s a lot of people out here who merely survive on those things he wants to ban. I know growing up in a working class family with three brothers led to my parents having to buy frozen ready meals because they couldn’t afford anything else. We ate and that’s the main thing right? Granted eating salads and veggies all the time would have been better for us but we never went to bed or school hungry and that is the main thing.
I know a lot of families are like that still to do this day. We are still coming out of a recession in the UK where families lost jobs and had to survive on a single income or just benefits and still do. It’s not possible to buy a ton of fruit and vegetables every week when they last half of that time and by Wednesday you have to go food shopping again. No one can afford that unless you’re super super rich like cough cough Jamie Oliver. Although in all fairness, I doubt he does his own shopping or cooking on the regular.
I personally feel like Jamie Oliver should stay in the home of a working class family where the average family has three children and have to survive on that budget that many of those families have. I’m sure he’ll be thankful that he is having a frozen cheese and tomato pizza as opposed to nothing. Maybe then he’ll realise that frozen food isn’t bad and doesn’t necessarily take away from the nutritional and health of the UK children.
The moral of the blog post today is that if Jamie Oliver really cared about the health of the UK and it’s children, he would work on more affordable healthy food ranges and not ban foods that people have no choice but to survive on. It’s all fun and games making junk food more expensive but if you’re not making healthier food cheaper, who are you really trying to help here?
Also don’t get me started on the toxic mindset you gotta have to label foods as unhealthy or healthy. Just because a chocolate bar doesn’t have the same nutritional value as a iceberg lettuce, doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. Sure, it may start to be “unhealthy” if you eat them in large quantities but isn’t that the same with everything? I just think that labelling certain foods as a food people should avoid is a little unhealthy. Saying children should avoid sweets and chocolate could bring upon a fear of said sweets and chocolates. A fear of foods leads to all sorts of things such as orthorexia or anorexia. Both not good things. I think we should work on preventing the demonisation of food groups.