Oliver is “bored” with being polite about the issue of childhood obesity & lashes out at parents of school children for not taking the issue seriously. The celebrity chef said the packed lunches given to kids are “disgraceful” and wants to see them banned.
Here’s Oliver now, “I’ve spent two years being PC about parents, now is the time to say ’if you’re giving your young children fizzy drinks you’re an a*******, you’re a t******. If you give them bags of crisps you’re an idiot. If you aren’t cooking them a hot meal, sort it out. If they truly care they’ve got to take control.”
Looks like Oliver may have been spending more time with foul-mouth chef Gordon Ramsay….
Jamie again, “I have seen kids of the ages of four or five, the same age as mine, open their lunchbox and inside is a cold, half-eaten McDonald’s, multiple packets of crisps and a can of Red Bull.”
“I have no doubts that these parents love their children,” but parents who think the solution to a tired child is a can of Red Bull, ‘because it gives you wings’, might as well “give them a line of coke”.
“There does need to be someone daddyish or mummyish at the top saying ‘they’re getting bigger, they’re getting fatter, they’re dropping dead younger’.
“Someone has to get strong, someone has to be the governor, and you don’t necessarily have to like them.”
On banning school lunches, Oliver says, “Many of us would like to say yes, if there were facilities for better hot meals in all schools. I would love it but that will not happen.
“Packed lunches are a problem. Most of them, whatever anyone says, aren’t appropriate.”
“These young parents haven’t been taught from the family unit which is the best teacher,” Oliver said. “There are two generations of young parents who don’t know how to cook … It’s not normal, someone has got to say it’s not normal.”