Jamie Oliver has launched a thinly veiled attack on Aussie health ‘guru’s in a new interview.
Whilst the British chef is known for his efforts to eliminate childhood obesity and is the face of the sugar tax movement, even he thinks some so-called health experts take their stance on junk food too far.
Currently in Sydney to relaunch his Jamie’s Italian restaurants, the 41-year-old told news.com.au that kids should be allowed to indulge on special occasions.
'Personally I don’t care [about birthday party food] because if you have belt and braces done at home, you don’t have to worry about the fairground,' he started.
'You don’t have to worry about the cinema and you don’t have to worry about some horrible birthday party.
'Let them get sick [on lollies] ... because once you’ve had too many sweets, you’ll tend not to do it again.'
His advice comes just weeks after Aussie model Rachael Finch told the Sunday Telegraph that she and husband Michael Miziner don’t let their eldest daughter Violet, 3, have lollies at birthday parties.
'Sometimes at birthday parties, parents don’t have sandwiches or sushi or fruit,' she said.
'So before she goes, I make sure she is full of healthy food. I’m with her and while I don’t say no to everything, she understands it’s a treat when she has a tiny slice of birthday cake.'
With a career spanning over 17-years, Oliver continued that he’d noticed a trend in no-called expert advice from models and influencers who claim to know best about health and wellbeing.
'There’s a lot of self diagnosis going on, and a lot of bulls**t and a lot of total crap being talked about [in food and nutrition],' Oliver said.
'There’s a lot of lies, like ‘oh I had cancer and I cured myself’ from ‘trusted’ sources — there’s a lot of fake stuff.'
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