Film Reviews

The public continues to show interest in informative and educational movies regarding food and nutrition. These movies aim to educate viewers about issues ranging from hunger and food insecurity to school nutrition programs working to battle childhood obesity.

Current and former Academy spokespeople have reviewed the following movies so that you can choose the ones that are next in your queue.

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  • In Defense of Food

    01/04/2016 - Based on the 2009 book by the same name, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, by food journalist Michael Pollan, discusses why consumers are confused about what to eat. Read More

  • Seeds of Time

    A story of one man's career mission to solve a global agricultural crisis, this film focuses on storing seeds for the future as a solution to feeding the increased population. Read More

  • Food Patriots

    The Spitz family embarked on a journey to encourage people to make a 10-percent change toward more locally-sourced, organic, antibiotic-free diets. The self-proclaimed food patriots are on a mission to understand food programs and farming, communicating how food is grown, manufactured and provided to consumers. Read More

  • Fed Up

    Fed Up highlights possibly the most important health crisis of our time - obesity. Read More

  • A Place at the Table

    This documentary sheds light on the prevalence of hunger in America by dissecting the ways that government and community nutrition programs fall short of resolving critical shortages that affect the 50 million Americans who are food insecure. Read More

  • The Apple Pushers

    A documentary about New York City's Green Cart initiative, The Apple Pushers is a story about how this initiative began as a call to action to reduce the rate of obesity and food deserts in the lowest-income areas of New York City. Read More

  • Soul Food Junkies

    Soul Food Junkies reveals how the American culinary tradition of Southern food began in West Africa, spread throughout the Americas during slavery and was coined "soul food" in the late 1960s during the Civil Rights movement. Read More

  • Cafeteria Man

    Cafeteria Man highlights key issues in childhood obesity and the importance of school food nutrition, and it's inspirational to see the positive impact that a chef can have on a community. Read More

  • Food Stamped

    This informative video brings attention to the struggle many families across the country face, and demonstrates progress being made at the local and grassroots levels by connecting children with local farms and bringing nutrition to life. Read More