Reel to Real Food, 2/15, 7pm

Reel to Real Food

Movie Screening & Meet and Greet

What? Come enjoy the company of others interested in local food and light, locally sourced refreshments along with a documentary, Cafeteria Man. From the movie’s website: Cafeteria Man is a story of positive movement. It’s about the aspiration of social activists and citizens coming together to change the way kids eat at school. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional nutritional system. And, it’s the story of what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.

When? Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:00 pm (right after the February Farmers on the Square market, held in the Depot)

Where? Holland Union Building, Social Hall

Who? Free and Open to the Public, RSVP required

Please RSVP to Rachel Gilbert, Sustainable Food Committee Chair

Check out the Cafeteria Man trailer!

“Geraci is an inspiration. He proves that when you get students growing, cooking and eating healthy food, it’s not children’s lunch that changes—it’s children’s lives.” – Curt Ellis, Executive Director, Foodcorps; Co-Producer, King Corn

The Cafeteria Man documentary features Tony Geraci’s efforts to overhaul the student lunch program for over 83,000 public school children when he was Director of Food and Nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools. Tony, a national leader in school nutrition and member of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” and “Chefs Move to Schools” initiatives, is now the Executive Director of Child Nutrition for Memphis City Schools, where he oversees daily school meals for over 118,000 students.

Tony was the keynote speaker at Dickinson College’s October 2011 National Student Farm Conference. You may view a video of Tony’s keynote address at the October conference’s “Seeding the Future” blog.

Tony Geraci in the news:

Farm to Fork: Memphis City Schools nutritionist’s initiative takes fresh approach to healthful meals

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