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School lunch revolts

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A crusade by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to make British school lunches more healthful has sparked a backlash. Two mothers, Sam Walker and Julie Critchlow, began selling fast-food takeout at cost outside their kids’ Rotherham school last week, saying the children don’t want to eat the “low-fat rubbish” that Oliver convinced the school to serve. “Who does he think he is, all high and mighty?” asked Walker. “He can feed whatever he wants to his children, but he should realize that other parents think differently.” Oliver stands by his opposition to junk food, saying any parent who gives a child a soda at lunch is an “a--hole.” School officials are looking into whether the women can be prosecuted for selling food without a license.

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