Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

November 16, 2015

In Organic We Trust

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In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening food documentary that looks beyond organic for practical solutions for you and me. It takes a balanced approach to clear up misconceptions about organic food while highlighting practical solutions that are transforming the way we grow and eat.

Realizing that organic is not the all-encompassing solution to our health and environmental problems, the film maker travels all over the country to unearth inspiring stories of local family farmers dedicated to stewardship of the land, a thriving “locavore” subculture centered on farmer’s markets, chefs feeding children healthy school meals, and urban and school gardens sprouting up to bring fresh food to low-income communities.

Discussion leaders include: Dr. Angela Eakin, a family medicine physician with a strong background in nutrition and dietetics. Her practice is focused on prevention and management of chronic disease for all stages of life and the important role that nutrition plays in prevention and management of disease. Michele Touchet of Still Creek Watershed will discuss the organic school garden she helped to start at Greenbelt Elementary School.

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine is committed to encouraging prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer through empowering people and providing education. They have partnered with Reel and Meal for this screening of In Organic We Trust to help promote a change in school lunches.

For more information on this month’s event, contact Susan Barnett at or 301-474-7465.