What This Film Is All About

Thank you for being a part of this project so far. As we dot our i's and cross our t's and anxiously plan for the campaign launch on January 5th, I thought I would take a moment to pause. And to share with you what this film is all about. Why I believe it is important. Why I believe it is a story that should be told.

I did not grow up eating school food in the United States. I often had a brown bag lunch. I don't remember being particularly jealous of the kids who ate school food. (Unless there was chocolate milk and tater tots!) I was also a picky eater, and even though my family cooked vegetables regularly, I hated them. It wasn't until I was older that I learned to enjoy things like mushrooms, olives, or spinach. And, it was then I also learned all that I had taken for granted.

Not everyone has the means to eat healthy.

School food should be healthy.

But how do we change these things larger than ourselves? One way is by sharing information. And, hopefully, one day, impacting policy. Sure, this is a film about food education and school meals in Japan. But the point of this film is to help us realize how great we could become too. Already, progress is being made. This film is meant to continue the conversation.

So, with this in mind, my hope for this film is that it will positively contribute to the dialogue that we have about food in our country. How we approach food in our world. It is something we cannot take for granted. What we do makes an impact. Food is the very basis of our life and we should treasure it and our bodies.

As we set our gaze on 2018, I hope that we can work together for something beautiful, delicious, and fun.


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