Jamie's campaign gets off to a disastrous start when the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) - which is responsible for 650,000 school meals a day in the Los Angeles area - refuses to let him film in their schools.
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Episodes: 6 | Released: 2011 | Certificate: 15 | Genre: Special Interest | Director: Brian Smith
Actors: Justin Edwards , Stacie Edwards , Alice Gue , Rhonda Mccoy , Jamie Oliver , Rod Willis , Steve Willis
Jamie tries to address the issue of discipline head-on with the kids, which includes banning mobile phones in lessons. New teacher Alastair Campbell thinks he can get 20 apathetic kids excited about politics by showing how they can change the world, but his lessons in how to argue spill outside the classroom.
The increasingly hostile school board shuts down Jamie's sample lunches at West Adams Preparatory School. Forced into a distant corner of the school, Jamie discovers that not only can he not cook for the whole school, he must also give up his lunches altogether.
Jamie's been banned from school kitchens across LA, so instead he's working as a cookery teacher at West Adams High School - the only school that would let him film. He allows his class to pick whatever snack they want, healthy or junk, but then explains how many calories are in each item and what they'll need to do to burn them off. For a chocolate bar that means carrying a 20lb pack - the weight that the kids could put on with a junk food diet in a year - round the athletic track 11 times!
Now banned from filming in any of LA's schools, including West Adams High, where he's been teaching the kids about healthy food, Jamie speaks at a conference for school food administrators to see if he can find some new friends.
Jamie's nemesis, Ramon Cortines, has left his job and his replacement, John Deasy, is offering a fresh start. Jamie meets with one of his main supporters, school boss Mike, to discuss tactics, and decides he needs to pull out all the stops to impress the new supremo of school food.