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Feb052011

L.A. School District Stops Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

Photo Courtesy - ABC Television(LOS ANGELES) -- Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution show has been expelled from Los Angeles schools.

According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Unified School District has ordered that filming of all reality television shows in district schools be halted. LAUSD officials say the decision to halt filming came after bad experiences working with reality shows.

Days before the stop order was issued, the LAUSD refused to grant the food show a license to film in Manual Arts Senior High School. The star chef and the school district became engaged in a standoff, with both parties saying the dispute stemmed from concerns over how the district would be portrayed.

Oliver’s show had been filming in L.A.’s West Adams Preparatory High School for two weeks before the school district pulled the plug, according to the Times. District officials say they were in the dark about the content of Oliver’s show in particular. The show features content aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, based on changing the ways that Americans eat.

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