France is copying Jamie Oliver’s attempts to spice up school meals. Top chef Thierry Marx is to take nouvelle cuisine into French school canteens. He has been given a contract to coach 92 chefs who produce 70,000 meals-a-day in lycees in central France. He has been commissioned as part of a project to bring old-fashioned canteens in line with adolescent expectations. The Times 03/05/08 page 9