What’s On Your Plate?

A group of young kids gathered around fresh produce.

What’s On Your Plate?

Producer: Catherine Gund and Tanya Selvaratnam

Director: Catherine Gund

Year: 2009

Filmed over the course of a year, What’s On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics; what kids eat, where it comes from, and why it makes people so sick. Sadie and Safiyah, two eleven-year-old biracial city kids, explore their place in the food chain by taking a close look at food systems in New York City and its surrounding areas. With a camera in hand, our young narrators meet with food activists, farmers, storekeepers, and their families in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates.