LUNCH LINE – A documentary on America's school food program

LUNCH LINE – A Documentary On America's School Food Program

Thu 30 Sep 2010

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LUNCH LINE reframes the school lunch debate through an examination of the program's surprising past, uncertain present and possible future.

In the film, six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago set out to fix school lunch and end up at the White House.

Their unlikely journey parallels the dramatic transformation of school lunch from a weak patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a robust national feeding program. The film tracks key moments in school food and child nutrition from 1940s, 1960s, and 1980s to the present – revealing political twists, surprising alliances, and more common ground than people realize.

Along the way, Senators, Secretaries of Agriculture, entrepreneurs, and activists from across the political spectrum add top-down perspective to a bottom-up film about the American political process, the health and welfare of its future, and the realities of feeding more than 31 million children a day.

This is a must-see film if you want to find out more about the federal school meal program and your kids school meals. Check out the planned October screenings below – all listed on their Facebook page, if there isn’t a screening near you and you are interested in hosting one in your community email

October Screenings:

1 October – Screening in Chattanooga, TN, Crabtree Farms 18:00 – 19:30
6 October – NY Screening, Landmark Sunshine Cinema 18:30 – 21:00
7 October – Oregon Rural Action screening, Eastern Oregon University 18:00 – 20:00
9 October – Screening at Baylor University 18:30 – 20:30
13 October – Atlanta screening, Midtown Art Cinema 18:30 – 22:30
28 October – Houston screening, The Health Museum, 18:30 – 20:30

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The Food Revolution Team


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