Nourishing Japan is a documentary film highlighting the roles that Japanese citizens take in the success and implementation of the Japanese school lunch system and food education initiatives.
This film shares with viewers the dedication, labor, and skill put in by members of society- whether it be through providing healthy and nutritious meals to school age children, or teaching about the human's relationship with nature, the food system, their local community, and the world.
The idea of this film was born from the fact that although Japan's school lunch meals and food education system are often touted as (one of) the best in the world, there is little awareness of the people and dedication necessary for its success. Speaking with teachers, nutritionists, food education experts, and more - this film will tell the story from field to lunch tray.
The adventure begins June 5, 2017!