Food and nutrition in our country has been of great interest to me, so tonight I am taking a moment to watch the documentary, “A Place at the Table”. I had first heard about it several weeks ago on ABC’s “The Chew” as they discussed the issue of hunger in our country. Below is a blurb about the movie from it’s website, http://www.takepart.com:
Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
You can find “A Place at the Table” on iTunes, or check out select play dates at http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=e016f484-4c9a-4401-8fbc-e19eb2119389
If this documentary is not of interest to you, consider watching another documentary of a social issue that is of interest to you. Information is knowledge and knowledge can charge inspiration to make change for the better.