RSU 20 Healthy Kids, a group of concerned parents, educators and students focused on improving the district’s school meal program will sponsor a free screening of “Two Angry Moms” Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

There will be healthy snacks on hand and a discussion will follow the film. Childcare will be provided in the Children’s Area of the library. Belfast Free Library, Belfast Coop, Belfast Farmer’s Market and 5-3-2-1 Healthy Waldo County are co-sponsoring the event.

In “Two Angry Moms,” filmmaker Amy Kalafa crosses the country in search of alternatives to the toxic food environment found in many of our nation’s schools. The 2007 documentary takes a look at the school food programs responsible for a large portion of each child’s daily meals, exploring the roles the federal government, corporate interest, school administration and parents play in the feeding of our country’s school children. The film offers successful and often inspirational examples of how to improve school food programs and make a difference in both the health of each child and the long-term health of the country.

RSU 20 Healthy Kids has been actively researching this important issue for two years.  Last winter, the group visited Mt. View School in Thorndike, which has become a model statewide for a healthy and sustainable school meal program. At this time, 40 percent of food is sourced locally and the program is self-sustaining. RSU 20 Healthy Kids’ goals build on improvements already made by the district, initiated by the RSU 20’s Wellness policy, which was adopted in 2009. Some of the goals include serving nutrient rich foods consisting of local ingredients and cooked-from-scratch meals served with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

For more info about this event and to learn about RSU 20 Healthy Kids, visit rsu20healthykids.com or call the lbrary at 338-3884, ext. 10.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.