Food Stamped

This informative and humorous documentary film follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.


Directors

Shira & Yoav Potash

Country

USA 

Year

2011

Running Time

62 mins 

Watch the Film

foodstamped.com

 

 

SFGFF Film Program:

Food StampedThis informative and humorous documentary film follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Shira teaches healthy cooking classes to elementary students in low-income neighborhoods, most of whom are eligible for food stamps. In an attempt to to walk a mile in their shoes, Shira and Yoav embark on the "Food Stamp Challenge", eating on roughly one dollar per meal. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system.

"Informative... Entertaining... Inspiring." ~ San Francisco Chronicle

"Food Stamped is a warm, delightful, and entertaining film with a serious message: it’s really difficult to eat healthfully on food stamp (SNAP) benefits even if you are educated, savvy, live near a decent grocery store or farmers’ market, have plenty of time and energy, and are a great cook. Everyone should see this film, especially those who complain about how low-income people use their benefits." ~ Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, and author of Food Politics.

"I love this film! It is eye-opening and sobering, yet delivers its message with a warm heart and terrific spirit. One comes away inspired by our potential for inventiveness, and motivated to activism, rather than feeling defeated." ~ Mollie Katzen, Best-Selling Cookbook Author

"Food Stamped should be seen by anyone and everyone. A surprisingly delightful film given the toughness of the subject." ~ Deborah Madison, Best-Selling Author

Screening: May 31, 2012, Ninth Street Independent Film Center.

Discussion with: Shira & Yoav Potash directors; Julian Mocine-McQueen, Campaign & Partnerships Manager, Green For All.