Ready to Start?
Ideas and questions to kick-start your thinking
Make a documentary
- Why is some food more environmentally friendly than others?
- What’s the relationship between price and nutritional value?
Or write your own story
- What would a day in the life of a restaurant owner look like?
- How does a person’s cultural background affect the food they choose to eat?
Food/environment facts and resources to get you started
- Agriculture is the largest contributing sector to climate change.
- Food is the largest single source of waste in California, comprising 15.5% of total waste.
- Food systems comprise all aspects of food production and food distribution.
- Food systems are linked to obesity, climate change, unhealthy diets and other problems.
- A good food system contributes to a thriving economy in which all participants of the food supply chain receive fair compensation and fair treatment.
Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started
You Are What You Eat Films, Class of 2018
The Poison Within (first place)
by Natalia Pacheco, Khyrsten Marquez of LAUSD/USC Media Arts and Engineering Magnet
The Bad Side of Burgers (second place)
by Lenny De La Torre; Sophia Guerrero of Environmental Charter High School
You Are What You Eat (third place)
by Erick Fragoso, Environmental Charter High School
You Are What You Eat Films, Class of 2017
Abundance (best film)
by Zachary Letson, Jessica Stossel & Garrett Kukier of Beckman High School.
Food From Sky (first runner up)
by Jaikrishana Ashar of Northwood High School.
A Water Bottle's Journey (second runner up)
by Hannah Thompson, Julia Gutierrez, Lindsey Lowe, Mario Carranza and Brian Gutierrez of Chatsworth High School