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Film Screening: What’s On Your Plate?


WHAT: Free Family Movie Night and discussion with Palo Alto Medical Foundation Youth Nutrition Program Specialist

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6-8 PM

WHERE: Columbia Neighborhood Center, 785 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale

What’s On Your Plate? is a documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African- American 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.

Contributor: Jeremy Loader, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Youth Nutrition Program Specialist

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