Wednesday, November 4, 2015
UIS Speaker Series examines the U.S. school lunch in "Lunch Hour" simulation
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: UIS Student Life Building Gymnasium
DETAILS: “Lunch Hour” guests will be given $2.15 in simulated money and the opportunity to purchase real items to make their own school lunch.
After eating and assessing the nutritional value of the lunches, guests will view the 2014 documentary film Lunch Hour, by director James Costa.
Lunch Hour examines America’s national school lunch program which exposes children to unhealthy, but culturally accepted foods at a young age. It delves into the economic, political, cultural and historical challenges facing schools that wish to provide healthy lunches to their students.
The program will conclude with a discussion panel including members of a school administration, a school cook/chef, parent, student and a physician/ nutritionist with their unique viewpoints.
For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events and more information, visit www.uis.edu/speakerseries/. All events are free and open to the public.