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Genre Documentary
Running Time 84 min
Release Date Mar 1, 2013
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A Place at the Table

50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to… Show more

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2/28/2013 - Boston.com - Mark Feeney

Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s documentary, “A Place at the Table,” looks at a range of issues related to hunger and food insecurity: childhood obesity, poor nutrition, “food deserts” (areas with­out access to markets offering fresh, reasonably priced food), agribusiness, government food subsidies (70 percent go to 10 percent of growers), processed foods, and government food assistance.

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