When I met with Jamie Oliver's staff in London last summer -- an information session, not a consult -- I thought the project sounded kind of arrogant but knowing nothing about reality television, I was curious to see how it would go.
How did the USDA's school lunch standards ever get so nutritionally nutty? Would passage of the CNA support the wholesome, made-from-scratch meals that Jamie Oliver's trying to bring back to our cafeterias?
As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?
While I regularly enjoy eating fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and have eliminated some unhealthier items, such as soda, from the Executive Mansion, at birthday parties, we definitely eat the cake!