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Film on School Lunch Crusade Coming to Camden County College

 

Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility will focus on the national child health crisis when it presents the documentary “Two Angry Moms” and a panel discussion on the topic starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.

 

In “Two Angry Moms,” filmmaker Amy Kalafa documents what happens when she becomes fed up with her children being served highly processed, additive-filled and preservative-laden foods at school. She also chronicles the efforts of leaders in the fledgling better-school-food movement, including those of fellow “Angry Mom” Dr. Susan Rubin, who speaks in Washington and organizes parents in her school district.

 

While introducing viewers to this grassroots revolution aimed at establishing programs that safeguard the health of America’s children, “Two Angry Moms” outlines what is wrong with most school food today and shows what roles the federal government, corporate interests, school administration and parents play. The film also offers strategies for overcoming the various roadblocks that have kept “real food” out of school cafeterias for so long.

 

Following the one-hour screening will be a discussion and a question-and-answer period with a panel of experts. Panel members will include educators, healthcare professionals and parent activists.

 

Admission is free and open to the public but registration is recommended to ensure seating. The event will be held in Civic Hall, located inside the Connector Building, on CCC’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

 

Camden County College is an official New Jersey Professional Development Provider. As a result, state-certified teachers may earn approved professional development credit for attending.

 

To register, contact the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or CCLRregistrations@camdencc.edu. For details about the film, visit www.angrymoms.org.


Published: October 06, 2011