I’ve already been banned from the Chef Pete facebook page for attempting to warn people about the dangers of the sort of orthorexic ideals he irresponsibly promotes.
I’ve been channelling Alf Stewart again. It’s something that comes over me at times of intense frustration – like when my children decide to barge through the toilet door the moment I have closed it and sat down… or in this case it’s when celebrity chefs decide they need to reeducate the nation about feeding their families. Not according to evidence-based guidelines developed by research bodies throughout the world, but according to their own skewed beliefs and practices.
If you haven’t yet heard, Celebrity chef Pete Evans’ latest bit of Facebook grandstanding has him promising to bring his version of healthy eating into schools across Australia – and his Facebook fans – the anti-dietititian brigade – can barely contain themselves. He hasn’t yet told us what exactly his ‘Healthy School Lunches’ program will entail, but if we are to…
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