Thursday, August 28, 2014

What's on Your Plate?: Start off the school year knowing about school nutrition

In honor of the start of the school year, First Friday Films presents What’s on Your Plate?, a documentary about two school kids who try to understand how to eat healthy. What’s on Your Plate? will be shown at American Memorial Park at 6:30pm on Friday, September 5th.

Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old kids in New York City  as they explore their place in the food chair. Sadie and Safiyah take a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. The girls address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, how many miles it travels from the harvest to their plate, how it’s prepared, who prepares it, and what is done afterwards with the packaging and leftovers.

Before the film, Kaisa Anderson, a registered dietician and nutritionist with the CNMI Public School System will talk about the school food program in the CNMI, including challenges and changes that have been made over the past few years as school nutrition becomes a focus across the United States and its territories. This event is ideal for parents and students to learn a little more about school nutrition and for anyone who is interested in where food comes from and how our food chains work.

First Friday Films is a partnership between American Memorial Park, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality and the Humanities Council with support from other organizations and individuals. This particular film is sponsored by BECQ. As always, our film events are free and open to the public. This event will run approximately 90 minutes. 

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