Food Stamped (2011)

13 Jun

62m; U.S.

Director: Shirah & Yoav Potash

Synopsis: This timely documentary provides important accurate information about the food stamp program in the U.S., and it does so with some humor. The movie’s premise is a challenge: Can a nutrition educator and her husband, let alone anyone else eat healthy and well for a week if they live on the budget accorded food-stamp recipients? In addition to recording the couple’s experiences as they try to meet the challenge, the film presents basic facts about the program, examines the nutritional value of school lunches, cites conflicts between industrial food producers and organic farmers, and highlights the various problems that applicants and those on food stamps face.

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Documentary, Working Class



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