Food Patriots

What are Americans doing to change the way they eat and buy food and teach the next generation of consumers?

Presented by Filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz, and their son, Sam

Join us as filmmakers Jeff Spitz and Jennifer Amdur Spitz showcase their documentary, “Food Patriots,” which details the journey of a Midwestern mother whose son nearly died from a foodborne superbug, and the army of American Food Patriots who teach her that even one person has the power to make a difference.

Jeff will discuss storytelling and cultural memory, focusing on vintage breakfast cereal commercials and their functional role in “Food Patriots.”

Jennifer will discuss contemporary efforts to reconnect us to our food. From a Victory Garden revival movement to school food and education — personal and political stories that raise awareness and consumer demand for good food.

Sam Spitz, their son who recovered from the foodborne superbug, will discuss his experience and participation in advocacy efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics in farm animal production.

Watch the movie trailer and learn more about the Food Patriots campaign at:

Jennifer Amdur Spitz, Co-Producer of Food Patriots, is a businesswoman whose entrepreneurial spirit and social conscience frequently intersect. She founded Amdur Spitz & Associates (ASA) in 1992, a strategic communications and media firm. Clients are primarily nonprofits organizations and social enterprise businesses in education, health care, the environment and the arts.

Jeff Spitz is an Emmy Award winner who creates original documentaries for broadcast on PBS and cable. A California native and graduate of UCLA, Spitz teaches documentary filmmaking at Columbia College, Chicago.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
10 a.m. to Noon
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
(Located just north of W. Chicago Ave. at N. Halsted St.)
Free Parking in lot on north side of school

Cost of the lecture program is $5, $3 for students
and no charge for CHC members and Kendall students and faculty.
To reserve, please e-mail your reservation to: