Locals review "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution"
"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" focuses on Oliver's efforts in Huntington in 2009 to promote healthier eating habits by encouraging food preparation from fresh ingredients. Those efforts were focused on local schools, families and a kitchen to teach people how to cook. Each week, we will have local residents weigh in on the episodes.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Forrest McGuire, 17, is a senior and student body president at Huntington High School, where part of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" was filmed. He is captain of the Huntington High men's soccer team and a member of the Huntington High swim team. He is an active member in the HHS Young Republicans, Key Club and Student Council. He plans on attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in the fall and majoring in business.

What was the third episode’s theme?
Jamie getting and being involved with the local high school: Huntington High School. He gathered a group of students to represent and help the food revolution that was taking place in the high school and in the community.

What wasn’t addressed?
Nothing, this was the best episode by far of the three that have aired. The other two were filled with crappy television drama just to capture the attention of viewers; this episode however really was inspiring to see that Jamie could not only connect with the high school kids, but also get their lives and opinions given out to show that there really are problems with the youth of Huntington's community and hear it from their words. He was their friend and leader at the same time showing them that they could in fact change their lives and eating habits as well as helping their peers in the high school and also backing him up in getting the message out that there needs to be a change, and soon.

How were Huntington/ the school system portrayed?
Very well, it was shown that the high school teenagers had choice and had variety, but all they needed was guidance on how to eat healthy and eat properly.

Any progress made?
Yes lots, Jamie has people working with him instead of against him to help with this food revolution. He has shown that the teenagers of Huntington have been living and seeing people in their lives dying and being affected by unhealthy eating habits. This is the best step Jamie has taken so far to deal with the obesity and unhealthy eating problem that is prevalent in Huntington's community.