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Free Film Screening: DIVE! Living Off of America's Waste

Chris Wharton

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Eric Lehnardt

  • Executive Director, Flash Food

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, please join us for a free screening of the film DIVE! Living Off America's Waste followed by an expert panel discussion on nutrition, sustainable food systems and hunger in the U.S.

Every year American's throw away 96 billion pounds of food. Inspired by a curiosity about society’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary DIVE! follows the filmmaker and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angeles’ supermarkets. In the process, they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food – resulting in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

View the trailer.

Monetary donations are not required but are encouraged to support scholarships for Nutrition Program Students. Attendance for students is free; however, we ask that students bring a nonperishable food item to donate to United Food Bank.

This event is co-sponsored by the Student Nutrition Council, United Food Bank Rock Against Hunger program, and School of Nutrition and Health Promotion.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
doors open/reception 5:30 p.m.
screening, 6:15 p.m.
panel and Q&A, 7:00 p.m.