“What’s On Your Plate” Screening and Discussion

A KID-FRIENDLY FILM ABOUT FOOD:

What’s On Your Plate?” & DISCUSSION ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCH

This Sunday, August 8 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Audubon Greenwich

School will start soon and what will be on your child’s plate? Come ponder the issue while viewing this informative, kid-inspired movie about healthier, fresher, and more local foods for schools and kids. Following the film, Audubon staff and guest speakers will discuss the status of school lunches in our region and other food-related topics relevant to children.

 "What's On Your Plate" is exactly the film we need now. – Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and The Omnivore's Dilemma

What’s On Your Plate? – a film by Catherine Gund with Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Riddle – is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork. Sadie and Safiyah visit supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check out innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. They discover that these options have a number of positive effects: they are good for the environment, help struggling farmers survive, and provide affordable, locally grown food to communities, especially lower-income urban families. The film culminates with a delicious local meal cooked by the girls and friends they have made along the way. Sadie and Safiyah formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions about urban sustainability, and by doing so inspire hope and active engagement in others. Learn more about this film at: www.whatsonyourplateproject.org

Suitable for all ages. Kids are free. Suggested donation for adults: $10. Call Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239 to sign up. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP and save a seat.

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