“Food,” the latest episode in NPT’s Emmy® Award-winning “Children’s Health Crisis” series will premiere online on Thursday, May 22 at 12 p.m. Central (noon) in advance of its broadcast premiere later that night at 8 p.m. on NPT. The online screening will be presented via OVEE, a public media platform that enables people anywhere to watch a film together and chat both during and after the screening.
To access the screening on Thursday, May 22 at 12 p.m. Central , visit https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/4oora. You can login with your Facebook account (easiest and OVEE doesn’t post anything to your profile), you can go earlier and create a user and password, or you can just join in anonymously. Guests on the screening and chat will include the documentary’s producer, Will Pedigo.
Nearly 16 million children in the United States have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. While the American Heart Association recommends high-school aged children eat 3 servingsof vegetables a day, in Tennessee only 13% achieve that goal. Additionally, nearly one in five adolescents skips breakfast, and one in three children is obese or overweight.
In “Food, hosted by Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“Nashville,” “Two and Half Men,” “Father of the Bride”) we ask, “What is standing between us and a healthy relationship to food?” The documentary draws on doctors, nutritionists, policy makers, community advocates, parents and more to explore the roles of everything from breastfeeding to farming subsidies to food marketing to family dinners to discover how our relationship to food is established and maintained, and the impact that has on our health.
For more on the documentary, see the official release on our blog.