The Lunch Tray Presents a New Documentary: Lunch Line!

I’m thrilled to announce that on Thursday, October 28th, The Lunch Tray, along with Applegate Farms, will be co-sponsoring an exclusive, one-night Houston showing of a new documentary film about the school lunch program — Lunch Line.

Here’s a trailer of the film and a recent review from The Atlantic Monthly.  The film makers, Uji Films, give this synopsis:

Lunch Line reframes the school lunch debate through an examination of the program’s surprising past, uncertain present, and possible future. In the film, six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago set out to fix school lunch and end up at the White House.  Their unlikely journey parallels the dramatic transformation of school lunch from a weak patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a robust national feeding program. The film tracks key moments in school food and child nutrition from 1940s, 1960s, and 1980s to the present – revealing political twists, surprising alliances, and more common ground than people realize.

The event will be held at The Health Museum and will begin at 6:30pm with a reception featuring local and organic refreshments.  Immediately following the screening of the film, I’ll be introducing a panel discussion featuring the film makers along with celebrity chef Monica Pope (Bravo Top Chef Masters and a Food & Wine Best New Chef); Recipe for Success‘s Director of Operations, chef Molly Graham; and Brian Giles, General Manager of Houston ISD/Aramark Food Services.  Lisa Brooks, a writer, teacher and public school parent, will moderate.

Admission and parking are free.   You just have to be one of the first people to RSVP to secure a seat in the theater.  For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Can’t wait to meet some Houston TLT readers in person on Thursday, October 28th!


  1. says

    I just went to the Washington, D.C. premiere last night – and it was fantastic. I’m hoping to hold additional screenings in my community to help fuel the discussion because I think this movie is a great way to get people together to start talking about how to create real changes in school food!

    I recently wrote a post about breakfast in schools, and I’d love your opinion, if you are interested:

  2. says

    We will not only attend, but hope there is great news! Love the progress and now if we can make sure the GMO’s and High Fructose Corn Syrup is eliminated…..who knows, maybe Houston can be the leading Restoration Movement of our food supply! Will share this with our Smart Meals n More Mailing list if that is OK?

    • bettina elias siegel says

      Sara: Great to hear you’ll be there. (Be sure to officially RSVP with PR Collaborative if you haven’t already done so.) And I’d be thrilled if you share it with your mailing list. Thank you! – Bettina


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