Dover Public School District will feature two food-related movie screenings with post film discussion at Dover High School, 25 Alumni Drive, Dover, NH. Food, Inc. will be screened Thursday, March 10, 6-8pm and Two Angry Moms will show Thursday, April 14, 6-8pm.
Organized by Dover district Wellness Advisory Committee, Dover school officials, University of New Hampshire faculty and students, district PTO, and parent and community volunteers, the screenings are an effort to teach parents and the seacoast community about food choices and how they affect health and well-being in children and adults.
Both screenings will begin at 6pm with a welcome by district officials and a brief introduction of the film. A panel of nutrition and sustainability experts will prompt and guide discussion after the movie. The screenings are free to the public. For more details about the events, movies, panel of experts and the movement please contact Amy Winans at 603.834.5273. Information is also available on the Dover school food Nutrition Services site www.doverschoolfood.com.
Thursday, March 10, 6-8pm
Dover High School, Dover, NH
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults. To learn more about Food Inc. visit www.foodincmovie.com.
Thursday, April 14, 6-8pm
Dover High School, Dover, NH
Filmmaker and mom, Amy Kalafa of Weston, CT, made the movie, Two Angry Moms, because she was fed up with her children eating highly processed food filled with additives and preservatives at school. A growing number of kids aren’t getting enough vital nutrients, the kind found only in real, whole food. Children that eat a diet of mostly pizza, chicken nuggets and100-calorie snack bags, for example, are not getting the right kind of nutrition for proper growth, academic and athletic performance. Timely, controversial and cutting edge, the film, addresses an issue of great concern to parents across the country. What is happening to the health of our children? For more information about Two Angry Moms visit www.angrymoms.org.
Dover School District: SAU #11’s mission is to strengthen the community by educating every child, every day. In the next five years, the district envisions teachers and students to collaborate and to seek innovative teaching and learning practices through advanced curriculum, instruction, and assessment, in an increasingly eco-and learning friendly environment with enhanced technology. To learn more, visit the district website at www.dover.k12.nh.us.