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Lunch Hour

Runtime: 75m 24s | Release date: 2014

This film features: Marion Nestle.

Lunch Hour examines America’s National School Lunch Program which exposes children to unhealthy, but culturally accepted, foods at a young age.

Is this the root of the childhood obesity crisis? What is causing us to lust for these unhealthy foods? Have we unconsciously decided to ignore this situation and accept an unhealthy diet as the social norm?

School officials, politicians, doctors, celebrity chefs, authors, and others share what they’re doing to problem solve this predicament and help save the children of America. Additionally, a USA TODAY investigative journalist shares facts based on many in-depth investigations done by the newspaper, where shocking information is revealed about what food grade our next generation is eating on a daily basis.

Featuring:
Rachael Ray
Robin Quivers
Marion Nestle
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Amie Hamlin
Peter Eisler
Alex Jamieson
John Salley
Dennis Kucinich
Neal Barnard
Eric Goldstein
Joy Pieson
Norman R. Seip
Bill Telepan

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Francine Guturrez | 1 week, 6 days ago
Is great to know the school lunches are changing for the better. I am a native New Yorker and I k now if it can be done in NYC it can be done anywhere. Great documentary... Thanks
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 week, 6 days ago
Totally agree, Francine! You're welcome and thanks as well for watching! 🌷 ~ Iris@FMTV
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Fabienne Janvier | 1 week, 6 days ago
I don’t see the “ notes “ section anymore with the new videos . I found them very useful . Are they going to disappear ?
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 1 week, 6 days ago
Hello, Fabienne :) Sorry for the inconvenience. The notes section is still there. May I know the device you are using? :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Fabienne Janvier | 1 week, 6 days ago
I am using an I pad . Now I saw it “ the notes section after your reply “. Thanks Pauline for replying
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Vilma Vaccarezza | 9 months ago
Every child needs and deserves good nutrition! Children growing bodies require food that will nourish their bodies and minds. lots of vegetables and fruits are the best. It's sad to see how much junk food they get. Healthful food helps with learning as well.
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Ivory David | FMTV | 9 months ago
I agree Vilma, health is wealth ~ Ivory :)
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Leslie Ruff | 2 years, 11 months ago
it is so sad that statin's which are known to cause dementia and diabetes are being given to our kids when real food is the answer
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Sieglinde Kinser | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Yes it is a disgrace to this country. It is not being done everywhere.
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Vernell Dees | 3 years, 8 months ago
After watching this documentary, I am deeply saddened. We, as a nation, have to re-priortize what's important and the children that are going to be our future should be at the top of the list. We need to turn this around effective immediately since change does take time. The children spoke quite plainly and effectively about some of the food they are being served. Instinctively, they know when some things just are not healthy for them and we have to listen to them. Education is key and I was arrested with the point that what they are being taught in health class needs to agree with what they they are being fed in the cafeteria. Conflicting information is only going to send the message that we as their guardians and caretakers don't know what we're doing and don't care enough about them to figure it out and get it right. Clearly- that's the wrong message to send. Their lives, their futures and our futures are all intertwined and on the line. We have to figure it out, make the changes and we have to make them now!
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