4th Grader Makes Award-Winning Documentary About Gross School Lunches


Mystery meat is finally revealed in its full slimy glory, thanks to the investigative reporting skills of an 11-year-old.

Yuck: A 4th Grader’s Short Documentary About School Lunch explores the depravity of our nation’s school lunch programs through the eyes of Zachary Maxwell, a spritely fourth grader. Specifically, it juxtaposes what is advertised in school lunches, versus what is actually served. It ain’t pretty.

The 20-minute documentary has already won several film festival awards, and will screen at the Manhattan Film Festival next month. Watch your back, Michael Moore.

Seeing as a good chunk of U.S. children get a fair percentage of their nutrition at school, it’s a damn big topic, and it’s hard to think of a better messenger than a kid in the trenches.

[via Huffington Post]

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