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School Chief Sides With Celeb Chef Oliver in L.A. Food Fight

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This undated photo courtesy of ABC shows celebrity chef Jamie Oliver during a scene filmed in Los Angeles from the second season of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," on the ABC Television Network. The second season of "Jamie Olivers Food Revolution," which begins Tuesday, April 12, started poorly when the Los Angeles school district barred Oliver's cameras _ greatly complicating a show that focuses on school lunches. (AP Photo/ABC, Mitch Haddad) (2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.)

The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he wants to stop offering chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk to students as part of an attempt to curb childhood obesity.

Superintendent John Deasy appeared with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on Tuesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and said he will recommend the ban to the board of education by July.

The nation's second-largest school district clashed with Oliver last fall when the British chef wanted to shoot his reality TV series "Food Revolution" at Los Angeles schools. The ABC program is focused on making kids' lunches healthier, but the district objected to having TV cameras in schools.

Deasy says he is concerned about serving flavored milk to students because of its additives.

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