Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents the award-winning documentary Eat Up on January 10, 2020.
DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
Directed by Fiona Turner, Eat Up follows entrepreneur and philanthropist Jill Shah on a yearlong mission to reinvent school lunches. Her goal: to prove she can not only improve the nutritional value of school lunches, but she can do it with meals students will actually want to eat.
For 20 million kids across the United States, the free lunches they receive at school are their main source of nutrition. More often than not, the food is neither nutritious nor appetizing and so ends up thrown in the trash. But then Jill Shah steps into the cafeteria. She sets out to reinvent the school lunch program within the Boston Public School District by replacing plastic-wrapped, microwavable servings supplied by for-profit vended food providers with fresh, locally produced and prepared meals. Facing bureaucratic and corporate obstacles she must overcome, Shah’s ultimate goal is to replicate the healthier school lunch program across the nation.
Eat Up was the winner for Excellence in Documentary Editing at the 2019 Independent Film Festival Boston and an Official Selection at numerous other festivals.
Fiona Turner spent 20 years producing and directing in broadcast news and documentaries for ABC News and NBC News. She earned two Emmy Awards for her documentary work and three Emmy Awards for foreign news coverage.
Working independently for the past seven years, her work has focused on issues of social justice and human rights. Eat Up is Turner’s first full-length documentary film. She is currently working on a series of films exploring peace movements within war-torn countries.
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