Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council to Screen “Nourishing Japan”

Nourishing Japan Film Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, October 27 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.


Admission: Free

In honor of World Food Day, which has been observed every year on October 16 since 1979, the Washington Heights/Inwood Food Council will screen Nourishing Japan.

Join filmmaker Alexis Agliano Sanborn and embark on a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education.

To join the film screening and discussion, please register at https://tinyurl.com/nourishingjapan. The film is not publicly available, so you MUST register to receive the link.

About Nourishing Japan

Nourishing Japan is a documentary film highlighting the roles that Japanese citizens take in the success and implementation of the Japanese school lunch system and food education initiatives.

This film shares with viewers the dedication, labor, and skill put in by members of society—whether it be through providing healthy and nutritious meals to school-age children or teaching about the human’s relationship with nature, the food system, their local community, and the world.

The idea of this film was born from the fact that although Japan’s school lunch meals and food education system are often touted as (one of) the best in the world, there is little awareness of the people and dedication necessary for its success. Speaking with teachers, nutritionists, food education experts, and more, this film tells the story from field to lunch tray.

For more information, please visit Nourishing Japan’s website.

Nourishing Japan artwork by Aaron Meshon