October 2 Atlanta Film Premiere of Cafeteria Man Promotes Healthy, Local Food For School Kids

Film Premiere and Discussion With Star Chef Tony Geraci and Filmmaker Richard Chisolm

Also Available Via Live Webcast

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 2, a unique film that will change the way you think about school food will hold its Atlanta premiere at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Cafeteria Man showcases the work of Chef Tony Geraci and a group of dedicated supporters who are leading the charge to change the way kids eat at school by replacing pre-plated, processed foods with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Chef Tony Geraci and filmmaker Richard Chisolm. A free live webcast of the film screening and follow-up discussion will be available beginning at approximately 6:40p.m. to interested media at http://www.gpb.org/gpbwell/cafeteria-man.

The event begins at 5:30p.m. with a reception featuring healthy food with recipes supplied by Georgia Organics. In addition to the film premiere, the event will also showcase the great work happening around Georgia with farm to school programs and serve as a launch for a statewide effort to get 5 Million Meals served to Georgia school kids this year featuring fresh, local food.

The event is a collaboration between Georgia Public Broadcasting, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, United Health Foundation/ United Health Group, The Fledgling Fund, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, Specialty Studios and Georgia Organics.

About Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man is a story of positive movement that shows what's possible in our nation's schools. The feature documentary film chronicles an ambitious effort to "green" the public school diet serving 83,000 students in Baltimore. For more on the film, visit www.cafeteriaman.com

About Farm to School

Farm to School is a nationwide movement that connects schools and local farms to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition and farm or gardening educational opportunities.

Georgia's Farm to School Program is centered around the 4 Cs: Classroom, Cafeteria, Culinary, and Community. These principles are the building blocks for a sustainable farm to school program that features local produce in the cafeteria, as well as thoughtful curriculum connections and community support.

For more on farm to school, visit www.georgiaorganics.org/farmtoschool.

SOURCE Georgia Public Broadcasting