Food Stamped

Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | 2010 | 63 min.

2012 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2012 Honorable Mention

Food Stamped follows nutritionist Shira Potash and her documentary filmmaker husband Yoav asthey attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Shira teaches healthycooking classes to elementary students in low-income neighborhoods, most of whom are eligible forfood stamps. In an attempt to walk a mile in their shoes, Shira and Yoav embark on the “FoodStamp Challenge,” eating on roughly one dollar per meal. Through their adventures they consult with Members of Congress, food justice advocates, nutrition experts, and people living on foodstamps to take a deep look at America’s broken food system. | |