Two Angry Moms is a documentary film that asks the question: “What happens when two fed-up moms try to change school food?”
Amy Kalafa and Susan Rubin, like many of us, are fed up with the abysmal lack of healthy food in their kids’ schools. Even as public health officials acknowledge we’re in the midst of a nutritional health crisis, schools continue to serve foods that are low quality and poor nutritional choices.
Fact: Obesity, overweight and nutritionally related illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure are on the rise, particularly among children and teens.
Fact: only 2% of school-age children meet the USDA’s serving recommendations for all five major food groups. Just over half of these children eat less than one serving of fruit a day. Nearly 30% eat less than one serving a day of vegetables that are not fried.
Part exposé, part “how-to”, award-winning filmmaker Amy Kalafa chronicles the efforts of Susan and other leaders in the fledgling better school food movement as they take on the system nationwide. From Chefs Alice Waters and Ann Cooper reinventing school food in Berkley California to Chef Tony Geraci’s student designed meals in New Hampshire, Amy discovers programs that connect the cafeteria with the classroom and connect our kids with the earth. Over the course of a school year, we see Susan’s coalition drive dramatic changes in one Westchester, NY school district.
Two Angry Moms shows not only what is wrong with school food; it offers strategies for overcoming roadblocks and getting healthy, good tasting, real food into school cafeterias. The movie explores the roles the federal government, corporate interests, school administration and parents play in feeding our country’s school kids.
Former Texas Agricultural Secretary, Susan Combs, said that it will take 2 million angry moms to change school food. That’s where you come in. If you agree that our kids should have the option to eat wholesome, tasty, nutritious food in schools, then join us. You can help us bring this movie, and the movement to every school district in America!
Ultimately, the goal of Two Angry Moms is to pave the way for millions of other concerned parents to take action, so that we can leave the next generation of Americans a legacy of better health.
Lunch in Berkeley Unified School District, CA.
Photo courtesy of Kate Adamick.
Two Angry Moms Project Leader