“It all started with my daughter’s lunch. My husband and I were packing healthy lunches for our kids, only to find that we were being undermined by the school’s offerings of junk food with no nutritional value. It made me angry. So I decided to do something about it. I made a movie.” Come see a free screening of “Two Angry Moms” on Thursday, April 14th at the Dover High School. This community-sponsored event is in effort to teach parents about food choices, and how they affect health and well-being in children as well as adults. The evening’s screening will be accompanied by a post-film panel discussion:
“Two Angry Moms”
Place: Dover High School, 25 Alumni Dr, Dover NH
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Time: 69 p.m.
Free and open to the public (Intended for an adult audience; parental discretion is advised.)
Dover Public School District will feature the second of a series of food-related movie screenings on Thursday evening, April 14th, 69 p.m. at Dover High School. The screening will begin at 6 p.m. with healthful, local snacks by Executive Chef Evan Hennessey of Flavor Concepts; Slow Food Seacoast and Dover high school garden project information tables; and a welcome by Mark Covell, Foodservice Director. A panel of nutrition and sustainability experts will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the Dover school food Nutrition Services site: www.doverschoolfood.com.
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 arent getting enough vital nutrients, the kind found only in real, whole food. Children that eat a diet of mostly pizza, chicken nuggets and 100-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”: www.angrymoms.org.
Expert Panel Members:
Joanne Curran Celentano, PhD, is a professor in the Nutritional Sciences Program at UNH. Her expertise in food chemistry and nutrition is shared in the courses she teaches at UNH including Food Science, Nutrition and Wellness, Food and Society and the Science of Cooking. She was involved in the creation of the Dual Major in EcoGastronomy at UNH and works with the visiting students from University of Gastronomic Sciences each summer. Her research interests include the role of plant-based diet in health with a focus on plant pigments and phytonutrients. Understanding the current food system and reestablishing a sensible, sustainable and health supporting diet is a major focus of her teaching and scholarship.
Mark Covell, Dover Foodservice Director
Heather Fabbri has been teaching in the Horticulture & Aquaculture programs at Dover High School & Career Technical Center for four years. Prior to that, she taught biology in Texas and Oregon for eleven years. Over the past four years, she has worked to transform the program into a food-based curriculum with an emphasis on sustainable practices. Through trial and error, students have kept a small garden, and learned to grow lettuce, swiss chard, basil, and parsley throughout the year in the program’s greenhouse. Most of the produce grown has been sold to the in-house Culinary Arts program or to staff and students. This spring, Mrs. Fabbri’s students are installing a much larger garden for the purpose of supplying the school lunch program with fresh produce throughout the spring and fall months. During the school year, the garden will be cared for by students enrolled in the Horticulture program. During the summer months, Mrs. Fabbri hopes to involves members of the community in the care of the garden. If you are interested in helping with the garden this summer, a sign-up sheet is available this evening!
Students will also be available for comment. A brief presentation will be given by UNH Nutritional Science students sharing the latest about their work on the farmer/chef in schools project.
To assist with the Dover garden project, the high school tech horticulture program is seeking donations or funding for the following: digital programmable water timer, 7 harvest tubs or baskets, a combination bike lock for use on the gate this summer, 8 cubic yards of wood chips, twine, and cash (for compost, last season’s hay for mulching, and metal conduit for tresllising climbing crops such as pole beans and cucumbers). More information will be available at the screening.