Eat Up

Eat Up is a documentary film currently in production that follows the bid to improve Boston’s school food programs - from frozen packages prepared and trucked up from New York, to fresh, healthy meals cooked from scratch. 

The biggest impediment to student achievement is not a lack of qualified teachers, ADHD, or the curriculum. In a city where 78% of its 57,000 public school students live on or below the poverty line, Boston’s principals, teachers, and parents all say one of their biggest concerns is the most basic: hunger.

Through private initiative, individual passion and a push from the city we follow the efforts to provide fresh, locally sourced, and healthy meals that will not only change the way students eat but may also change the way they learn.