July 5th, 2010
02:47 PM ET
11 years ago

Chef Tom Colicchio lobbies for better lunch

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/05/art.tom.chef.gi.jpg caption="Tom Colicchio during a visit to the White House garden."](CNN) - Tom Colicchio wears plenty of hats – chef, restaurateur, Top Chef judge, father of two, son of a lunch lady and now, advocate for H.R.5504, the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act.

See his testimony before the House of Representatives and stay tuned for Eatocracy's exclusive interview with Colicchio on the topics of school nutrition, the Gulf Coast oil spill and how he's using Twitter to manage his message.

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  1. S Callahan

    Deeply embedded into the subconscious of Tom is his Mom's voice after a day as a school lunch lady.......amazing how God can raise up a child to be a voice for his people. Go nutrition!!! 🙂

    July 5, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    I think the republicans will vote against it, unless they include Freedom Fries. After all, oil and grease are the mainstay of the GOP diet.

    July 5, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. marxist dogs are out of control

    So this guy wants to dictate to parents what their children eat ? Appears he will move into the Obamist inner circle now. Michelle is titallated at the thought of gaining control over our children's food intake.

    July 5, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. DENNA

    This is definitely a worthwhile project. Our children are obese and school lunches do nothing to improve this situation. Nutrition should be taught in schools in conjunction with healthier lunches being served. Children are our future and we need to teach them well and keep them healty. Kudos to Tom.

    July 5, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  5. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    'Marxist dogs' must be a graduate of Beck U. He has a conspiracy theory for everything.

    July 5, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Lying republican jackals are ruining our country.

    July 5, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. MAC

    You can talk eat healthy all you want but kids, especially in middle and high school will only eat what they want to eat, and that is not the healthy food because the healthier it is the less good taste it has. And that is a fact Jack!

    July 5, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Chris

    Yes Marxist Dogs, he wants to feed our children food with a secret sauce that erodes their brains and transforms them into Communist loving parrots. It's another one of Obama's evil brainwashing conspiracies to get at our children!

    (By the way, in case you are too dumb to tell, I am poking fun at your little post and not supporting it.)

    July 5, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  9. they call me "tater salad"

    Tom!?............Please pack your knives and go!

    July 5, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |