Free Screening of “Cafeteria Man” on September 19

The PEI Home and School Federation is presenting a free screening of the film Cafeteria Man on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Culinary Institute Lecture Theatre at 4 Sydney Street in Charlottetown.

Cafeteria Man asks the question “How can we reform school food programs so that they serve more nutritious and tasty meals for our kids, and are also more sustainable for our communities?”

The film tells the story of chef Tony Geraci’s ambitious efforts in Baltimore City’s Public Schools, a large district that serves 83,000 students. Responding to student complaints, Geraci launched a sweeping, multi-faceted plan to transform not just what students eat, but their whole relationship to food. His vision included student-designed meals, locally sourced foods, nutrition education in the classroom, and school vegetable gardens.

The film screening is part of the PEI Home and School Federation’s own project to introduce a universal free school lunch program in all Prince Edward Island schools, the subject of a unanimous resolution at the organization’s 2015 Annual General Meeting.

The screening is jointly sponsored by the PEI Home and School Federation and the Culinary Institute of Canada.

  • There is no admission charge.
  • All are welcome: parents, guardians, teachers, administrators, school staff, farmers, fishers, distributors, chefs, cooks, dietitians. Everyone.
  • The Lecture Theatre is accessible.
  • The film will be screened with closed captioning.
  • Free parking is available in the Culinary Institute parking lot, off Sydney Street.
  • T3 Transit buses number 2 and 3 stop two blocks away at the corner of Grafton and Rochford Streets.

A discussion will follow the screening.

Printable poster for distribution. Please spread the word!

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