The new documentary “A Place at the Table” has an agenda — arguing for an end to child hunger in the United States — and that seems like a reasonably honorable goal. After all, children need food in order to develop into healthy young adults and contributing members of society. But as the documentary makes clear, ending child hunger doesn’t appear to be at the top of our social and political agendas.
Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush explore the surprisingly difficult obstacles to ending a situation where about 1 child out of 4 faces insecurity over where to get a meal. At the same time, some of these children are obese — mainly because they eat unhealthy foods that are high in fat.
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