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What's on your plate helps kids learn about our food system from other kids

Posted on Aug 12, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

I just found about a film called What's On Your Plate? It was created by, a nonprofit organization

This is a film is a documentary that follows the lives of two eleven year old inner city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. These two New York girls look at the food systems and talk with food activists, farmers, storekeepers and many other people as they try to discover what is really on their plate.

The girls learn a great deal on their travels including where food comes from, how it is prepared and packaged in its journey to land on their plate. This film really speaks about our food system through the eyes, thoughts and ideas of these two children.

This film is traveling around the country and being shown at different festivals. You can check their website and see if they will be a film viewing in a town near you. What a great way for kids to learn about our food system - from other kids.

I have not seen the movie yet, but after seeing the trailers and reading the synopsis, I am all set to see the movie on September 23, when it will be within a 2 hour drive. yes, I will be driving 2 hours to see this movie because I love the concept and really want to see what these girls learned and more importantly what has changed for them!

Stay tuned for more information after I see the film!

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Lucy Barlow
Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 @ 12:40 PM

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Great idea! Great insight for early knowlege to nutrition. You can read what I wrote about nutrition and learning at : Thanks and take care, Lucy Barlow

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