Jamie Oliver announced plans today to provide food education and facility support straight out of his own pocket to 1,000 of England's primary schools. His basic goal for the "Feed Me Better" campaign is to set up self-funded programs in 80 to 100 schools per year for the next ten years, if they're willing to follow through on the plans for encouraging healthy eating. Oliver told the BBC:
If, in terms of parents and teachers, they can put all their ducks in a row then literally hundreds of thousands of pounds will be able to jump into that school. It will build gardens, build school kitchens, give them seeds and fruit trees as well as teaching collateral including web sites, DVDs and conferences.
This news comes a week after research from Oxford Univeristy showed that Jamie's previous campaign in England had boosted child test scores, and just hours after Jamie was named both one of England's 1000 richest people, and the 22nd most generous person according to the Times.
· Jamie Oliver to spend own Millions on School Meals [BBC via Coldmud]
· TV Chef Jamie Oliver Makes it Onto Britain's Rich List [Daily Record]
· [Photo: The Independent]