Education starts from the ground up



Captions & Credits
Executive Producer
Avis Gold Richards

Director
Israel Bonequi
Avis Richards


Camera
Jonathan Rafman
Douglas Hollingworth


Editor
Douglas Hollingworth

Narration
Carlon Colker, M.D.

Music
Ragni

Consultant
Thomas Unterberger

Interview footage of Kathleen Rogers & Sean Miller courtesy of Earth Day Network

Interviews
Dana Kindermann
Antonia Demas
Margo Wootan
Tony Geraci
Matt Hornbeck
Melissa Mahoney
Bernadine Prince
Greg Strella
Kathleen Rogers
Sean Miller
Ann Yonkers
Daniel Greer
Nora Pouillion
Emma Reisinger
Maureen Wheeler
Daniel Lopez
Gloria Rosen
Carlon Colker, M.D.
Jennifer Cutkin
Lowry Martin
Yael May
Tara Losoff
Alicia Laporte


Stock Photography & Video
iStockphoto

Special Thanks to
Lisa Swann

Thanks to
Melissa Francis NBC Universal, CNBC
Hamstead Hill Academy
St. Phillips Academy
Club Equilibrix
United Nations Delegates Dining Room


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"I was privileged to be offered two tickets to the New York City premiere of the school lunch documentary entitled: LUNCH. The film was screened at the Artivist Film Festival at the Tribeca Theatre in the Soho district of Manhattan. I am not the biggest fan of NYC traffic, but it was worth the frustrations. I got to take my best girl (wife of 37 years). I understood from the Producer (Avis Richards of Birds Nest Productions) during the well attended reception following the screening that this film is expected to enjoy commerical distribution in the next few months..."
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"Millions of school children are eating two-thirds of their meals at school every day, and often that food resembles that of a fast-food restaurant. We need reform of the school lunch system at the highest levels of government, to ensure that we feed more children and feed them healthier food."

Kathleen Rogers
President, Earth Day Network.




"Just the right film at just the right time... blends a warning about the food our children are eating in schools with a great, local, solution. It highlights solutions that we all can get behind!"

Jeff Walker
Chairman, Millennium Promise




"Avis Richards’s immense talent is evident in LUNCH, a film that demonstrates the importance of nutritional awareness in schools at a time when our children are already exhibiting symptoms of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and other life-threatening conditions. This is the first film I’ve seen that deals with how we as a country have failed to instill nutritional values in our children. I hope this exposé will inspire parents, citizens, and lawmakers to end this neglect. As the film insists, "There is no more time; we have run out of time.”

Kevin Patrick
Founder / President ShareTheMic Digital Media Group




"Childhood obesity is a national epidemic: currently one out of every four children in this country is obese, double the amount in the early 1980's. These children are likely to bcomee obese adults and face health issues such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, gastro-intestinal disease, sleep apnea and depression. Considering that many children receive 2/3 of their daily caloric intake at school , it is imperative that these meals are nutritious. Presently, most school meals are saturated fat and sodium and lacking in fiber. LUNCH The Film tackles one of our country's severest health issues, one that will not only impact our children, but future generations of Americans as well."

Tanya Zuckerbrot
MS, RD author of The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss

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