Jamie's School Dinners takes on the school meals service of a council run secondary school in Greenwich, a London borough with an ethnically diverse population and extremes of wealth and poverty.

At Kidbrooke School in Greenwich, the children are eating a quarter of a ton of chips a week. So junk food - the processed, pre-prepared meals which dominate the school meals sector - comes off the menu and is replaced with fresh, tasty, nutritious dishes, which Jamie prepares from scratch daily with the school dinner lady, Nora.

The Greenwich dinner ladies, who cook 15,000 meals a day, go on a three-day training camp to learn the new recipes. These dishes are now going into council schools throughout the borough.

He also spends a month with primary kids in Durham, statistically one the unhealthiest parts of the country, and finds that many can't even identify some of the most common vegetables.

Jamie's School Dinners is all about making radical change to the school meal's system by dumping the junk and showing schools how to serve fresh nutritious meals that kids enjoy eating.

Discovering the dedication and commitment which dinner ladies have to "their kids".

Enjoying the motivation and fun dinner ladies get from cooking real food again.

Watching as the kids get used to and start to enjoy eating new food.

Some of the lows

Finding out how demoralised many school cooks were by the low quality food they had to serve.

Because of tighter working hours and poor equipment, how they struggle to prepare freshly cooked meals within their paid time.

The lack of understanding both children and parents have about healthy diets. Maybe it's time the kids started to teach the parents?

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