Okay, I just went on Hulu and watched the finale show. Jamie had a final big production in the street in front of his kitchen and the head of the local hospital was there along with thousands of others and he presented a check for $80,000 to the school system and a $50,000 to Jamie's kitchen. The kitchen was renamed "Huntington's Kitchen", the kitchen will be underwritten by the hospital in order to continue offering free cooking lessons and food info help to anyone who asked for it. Jamie also had Rascal Flatts there to give a totally free concert. Then it showed Jamie leaving Huntington and going around the country on a press junket to promote the Food Revolution - it showed him on GMA, Rachel Ray, Larry King, Letterman, etc. Then, 3 months later, he went back to Huntington to check on progress and commitment and found out that Rhonda, the school system nutritionist (or just head of ordering for all the schools, not sure which) had a problem with a massive amount of processed foods stockpiled in the freezers that hadn't been used so she had decided to have "processed food Fridays" in the schools in order to help use it all up. It wasn't totally clear, but I think in the end they had decided not to do that. The schools superintendent and Rhonda sort of put it on Jamie to talk to USDA and get them to offer fresher, less processed choices cheaper. (Which is a tall, tough order - they never said how they're going to try and do that) Then Jamie got the cooks from the first elementary school to go around with him and talk to the cooks in the other elementary schools and everyone agreed to come to a "boot camp" that he put on where parents, teachers, kids and the school cooks all came together to learn things from each other and talk about what they could do.
It was a good episode and I always get inspired by Jamie to just immediately go in my own kitchen and start chopping up onions and peppers and squash and just COOK. And I generally don't enjoy cooking, so that's saying something. What I would like to see is Jamie going back to Huntington in the fall and doing another check up to see how it's going. Once school gets out for summer, wonder if less people will be coming for free cooking lessons at the kitchen and wonder if the kids will start eating whatever is easiest again without the school structure around them? Want to see a lot of follow up on the show....how ARE they going to take on the government to offer fresher foods cheaper?