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  Celeb chef slams school dinners
Updated 13 October 2004, 11.40
Lots of school dinners are still loaded with fat
School dinners are "rubbish" and need to be improved according to one of the UK's most famous chefs.

TV chef Jamie Oliver thinks the Government should increase spending on the food that kids get at school.

He said: "There is no variety in most of schools - children tend to be served with a diet of reconstituted rubbish"

"They tend to be served with the same thing time and time again. They're allowed to have pizza, chips and pasta, then pizza, chips and pasta."

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver

He added: "There is no chance for their taste buds to develop."

Jamie is making a TV documentary about school meals to be screened next year.

He also thinks that more importance needs to be placed on nutrition.

He said: "Youngsters in Britain are the laughing stock of Europe.

"Our obesity rate is sky high and we are rapidly catching up with the rate in America."

"We need to make kids try something new and healthy. The only choice is a healthy choice."

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