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Sunday 12:30-13:00
Rpt: Monday 16:00-16:30
From amaranth to zabaglione, Sheila Dillon and Derek Cooper investigate every aspect of the food we eat.
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Simon Parkes
Andrew Jefford
Derek Cooper
Sheila Dillon, Andrew Jefford and Simon Parkes, Derek Cooper
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20 February 2005
Jamie Oliver

 
Over the years successive governments have struggled to find an answer to the increasing challenge of getting school age children to eat a healthy diet.

In this week's Food Programme, as the Government launches a new initiative to improve school meals Sheila Dillon talks to Jamie Oliver about his experience over the last year investigating school dinners in England and explores the history of school meal provision in the UK.

Sheila Dillon talks to Jamie Oliver about the food provided in schools.

Ruth Kelly explains the government's initiatives to improve school meals.

Reporter Cos Michael speaks to staff from Kidbrooke Comprehensive School in Greenwich, South London.

Sheila explores the history of school meals through Food Programme and BBC archive:

Social historian John Burnett talks about the history of the school meals service.

Rowett Research Institute archivist Walter Duncan talks about the work of John Boyd Orr.

Margaret Thatcher explains why she cut free school milk.

Mark Carlyle, Education Secretary in the Thatcher government explains further school meal cuts.

Professor John Garrow, recalls his experience as chair of one of Margaret Thatcher's nutrition advisory groups.

Sue Kilbey, chair of the Local Authorities Caterers' Association in 2002 discusses how quality in school catering services has been downgraded by legislation.

Jeanette Orrey, winner of the BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming Award for best caterer in 2003 talks about taking over the catering at her Nottinghamshire Primary School.

Further information

Jamie Oliver

Feed Me Better

Department for Education and Skills

Rowett Research Institute

Local Authorities Caterer's Association

Soil Association 'Food for Life' 

BBC Food website

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