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.Â The celebrity chef said the packed lunches given to kids are “disgraceful” and wants to see them banned.
Here’s Oliver now, â€œIâ€™ve spent two years being PC about parents, now is the time to say â€™if youâ€™re giving your young children fizzy drinks youâ€™re an a*******, youâ€™re a t******. If you give them bags of crisps youâ€™re an idiot. If you arenâ€™t cooking them a hot meal, sort it out. If they truly care theyâ€™ve got to take control.â€
Looks like Oliver may have been spending more time with foul-mouth chef Gordon Ramsay….
Jamie again, â€œI 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 McDonaldâ€™s, multiple packets of crisps and a can of Red Bull.”
â€œI have no doubts that these parents love their children,”Â 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 cokeâ€.
â€œThere does need to be someone daddyish or mummyish at the top saying â€˜theyâ€™re getting bigger, theyâ€™re getting fatter,Â theyâ€™re dropping dead youngerâ€™.
â€œSomeone has to get strong, someone has to be the governor, and you donâ€™t necessarily have to like them.â€
On banning school lunches, Oliver says,Â â€œMany 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.
â€œPacked lunches are a problem. Most of them, whatever anyone says, arenâ€™t appropriate.â€
â€œThese young parents havenâ€™t been taught from the family unit which is the best teacher,” Oliver said. “There are two generations of young parents who donâ€™t know how to cook … Itâ€™s not normal, someone has got to say itâ€™s not normal.â€Â