Health Perspectives ~ A Place at the Table
One nation. Underfed. The next chapter on America's food crisis from the people that brought you Food Inc.
50 million Americans - 1 in 4 children - don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides - as they have in the past - that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
"The Sundance Film Festival is chock full of documentaries this year about the troubles besetting America... but A PLACE AT THE TABLE may rank AMONG THE MOST MOVING in that it tackles a seemingly straightforward, solvable problem: hunger in the United States." - Los Angeles Times
This free film is presented by LiveWell Northwest Colorado, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Northwest Colorado Food Coalition and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council as part of its Talking Green series.
- Before the film, LiveWell Northwest Colorado Community Coordinator Barb Parnell will present a brief overview of this year's Routt County Community Food Assessment, which was conducted to understand the local food environment, policies, and programs that affect healthy food access. She will share statistics on health behaviors from Routt County residents in addition to addressing food insecurity in Routt County.
- After the film, stay for a Q&A with members of the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition.
Watch the trailer
Run Time: 83 min.
About the library's Health Perspecitves Series
This is an ongoing, once-in-an-occasional series of talks, workshops and films that brings together professional expertise in nutrition, exercise and general health for free community programs at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
During October, Bud Werner Memorial Library will be a pick-up and drop-off location for LiveWell Northwest Colorado's 5210 Routt County Community Challenge packets. Find out more about participating in the 5210 Routt County Community Challenge.