Movie Screening: Nourishing the Kids of Katrina: The Edible Schoolyard

5/31/2011 – Childhood Obesity Conference

 

Nourishing the Kids of Katrina: The Edible SchoolyardWe are happy to announce a second movie screening taking place at the Childhood Obesity Conference on Wednesday, June 29th, at 7:15 p.m.

 

Nourishing The Kids Of Katrina: The Edible Schoolyard is a documentary film that follows the compelling story of how renowned Berkeley educator and chef Alice Waters' “Edible Schoolyard” program—which teaches students how to grow, cook and eat fresh healthy foods—helped revitalize a New Orleans charter school after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

 

The award-winning film features interviews with Alice Waters, health professionals, educators and students. It includes remarks by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama about the development of the White House organic garden, issues of childhood obesity and health, and the importance of good nutrition. The story is told from the perspective of filmmaker Robert Lee Grant, who experienced Hurricane Katrina while living in New Orleans. Watch the trailer.

 

We are also screening the documentary Riding Bikes with the Dutch. To learn more about this film, click here.

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