Lunch Love Community
ABOUT LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY
An online documentary project offering shareable films, community engagement, and creative resources to inspire change in the way kids eat.
In 1999, The Berkeley School District created its groundbreaking food policy with the goal to “provide nutritious, fresh, tasty, locally grown food that reflects Berkeley’s cultural diversity.” Ten years later, the School Lunch Initiative has realized that vision. “Lunch Love Community” presents a multilayered story of an economically and ethnically diverse community persisting over a decade to reinvent school lunch, and integrate it into an innovative cooking and gardening curriculum. Berkeley’s community of cooks, educators, parents, health advocates, politicians and vendors is now leading the national movement to eliminate childhood obesity, and change the way our children eat.
Co-creators: Helen DeMichiel and Sophie Constantinou
Editor: Jackie Zabel
MORE About LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY
Expanding the boundaries of documentary, Lunch Love Community is what we call our open space documentary project. We offer a mosaic-like suite of short films to watch and share in an evolving media “open space.” We integrate social media, shareable films, tools and resources for users of all kinds – parents, educators, food professionals, nutrition advocates and policy makers – and you.