Two Angry Moms (2008)
In the face of a national child health crisis, Two Angry Moms asks: what are our children eating in school and how is it impacting their learning, behavior, and health? The statistics are terrifying: One in three kids will have diabetes, $200 billion in health costs is spent every year for diet-related illness – we are literally killing our kids! The CDC predicts this generation of children will be the first in the nation’s history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Amy Kalafa chronicles the efforts of leaders in the fledgling “Better School Food Movement” as they take on the system nationwide. The movie explores the roles the federal government, corporate interests, school administration and parents play in feeding our country’s school kids. The film offers step-by-step advice on organizing for better health. Dramatic changes in one Westchester, NY, school district are followed over the course of a school year. See what happens when fed-up moms start a grass-roots revolution!