A Place At The Table Sustainability Film Series

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A Place At The Table   Sustainability Film Series

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Come join us for film number two of the 5th Annual Sustainability Film Series. A Place at the Table, is a documentary examining the impact of food insecurity and food policy in America. Fifty million people in the United States—including one in five children—suffer from hunger and do not get enough to eat on a regular basis to be healthy and active. In A Place at the Table, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush follow three families struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a fifth-grader who often depends on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a second-grader who suffers from asthma, obesity and related health issues, which are exacerbated by the poor quality of the food her hard-working mother can afford. Guest Speaker, Michael Chaney from Sweetie Pie Project, promoting urban gardens and healthy citizens in North Minneapolis Why are people hungry in America when there is plenty of food? How does hunger and poor nutrition affect children and adults? Why isn’t healthy food more affordable? How can we address hunger with better agricultural policies? Come find out how to shop for healthy food on a budget! A light snack will be served!

By: Sustainability Studies Minor - University of Minnesota

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