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New Documentary Details Attempt To Change School Lunch

May 9, 2019

You know those airplane meals that arrive in those pre-frozen packages? Heated up in the back of the plane, with condensation leaking down from the plastic lid? It’s not too appetizing. But for years, that’s what many kids in schools around the country are getting for lunch every day. And for many of them, that means not eating all day.

A new documentary called "Eat Up" follows Jill Shah, a Boston-based entrepreneur, and philanthropist, as she set out to change the lunches in Boston’s Public Schools, working to bring fresh, nutritious food to students around the city. Fiona Turner directed the documentary, and they both joined us in the studio.

The film will be screening at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts June 5-June 9. Tickets will go on sale through the MFA box office on May 23.