A week ago was the first ever "Food is Medicine" Movie Night, featuring the local documentary, "Food is Medicine", created right here in Defiance, Ohio. I expected about 70-90 people to come out. But, 115+ came out for a fun and informative evening at the historic Valentine Theater in downtown Defiance!
The evening opened with me talking about this dream starting earlier this year. I was dreaming of a theater experience I could actually partake in- with real food in the concessions! I also wanted people to be able to take away something new to put into practice, which was anything from the documentary itself inspiring change to the resource sheet I handed out with local stores and farms people could start shopping at. Next, my Naturopathic Doctor, Maleigha White, spoke on the holistic approach to wellness. She rocked it!
The documentary premiered, I closed out the evening with the state of our health and food system in the United States and encouraged everyone with the major shift we've seen in people take responsibility and action for their own health. Upon the show ending, attendees received a local resource sheet and also went through the line to get samples from Foods Alive, Eden Foods, and The Village Square.
The evening amazed me and many were thrilled with the event. Read the feedback below.
The full documentary is below -