20 Food Heroes

Food in America is getting better on every front. Some of the people here are lions in their fields—still roaring. Others are just getting started. We salute them.

Jamie Oliver
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Jamie Oliver

37, London, England

POSITION: Superstar TV chef

NOTABLE FOR: Using star power to fight the good-food fight. Oliver is a superb performer with a sunny disposition and deep cooking chops. His Feed Me Better school-lunch campaign turned him into something of a saint in the U.K. Over here, the second season of Food Revolution ended in a victory when the Los Angeles County School Board agreed to remove flavored milk from school menus. But he didn’t stop there: His mobile kitchen toured L.A. this summer, teaching kids the ABCs of healthy cooking.

TWITTER: @jamieoliver

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