About: The Moms
Amy Kalafa, C.H.H.C.
Since childhood, Amy has been passionate about social justice and environmental issues.
For over 25 years, Amy has produced award-winning films, television programs and magazine articles in the field of health education. Amy’s production credits include three seasons of Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s parenting show, “What Every Baby Knows”, PBS specials, “Our Nation’s Health: A Matter of Choice” and “Healthy Aging”, as well as the Reiner Foundation’s, “The First Years Last Forever”. She has produced food and health segments for “Martha Stewart Living”, has appeared as a guest chef on PBS’s “Cultivating Life” and is a writer/producer for PBS’s “Lidia’s Italy”. Amy holds a Lectureship at the Yale School of Medicine and Psychiatry for her work in the field of health communication, in recognition of a series she created for Court TV, “Inside the Criminal Mind”. Amy has worked on numerous training films for Yale University and the US Department of Education.
Amy is also a holistic health and nutrition counselor and a Lyme disease consultant. Her advocacy work extends to her personal life as well. She served a four-year term on the advisory board of the Weston / Westport Health District’s CDC funded “Target Lyme” prevention initiative and she is a founding board member of the AIDS Treatment Data Network, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and an organic farmer. She and her husband Alex have two daughters who have always brought their lunch to school.
Susan P. Rubin D.M.D., H.H.C.
Susan is portrayed as the other “angry mom” of the movie’s title; she is one of the leaders of the better school food movement depicted in the movie. Dr. Rubin is director of A Better Way Holistic Health, a private health counseling practice in Mount Kisco, NY. Her unique approach and in-depth knowledge provides clients with effective drug-free solutions for a wide range of health related concerns. Food and lifestyle changes are her biggest healing tools. In addition to her private practice, she teaches cooking classes and conducts workshops and programs on many aspects of food, public health advocacy and holistic healing.
Dr. Rubin has been active on the school food front for over ten years. Her junk food awareness program has been implemented in many schools across the country. As the issues of childhood obesity and declining children’s health have skyrocketed, so has her work as a consultant for many school districts.
Dr. Rubin created the Better School Food, which is a coalition of concerned educators, parents and health professionals. Their mission is to increase awareness of the importance of feeding our children health supportive foods in school. Dr. Rubin lives in Chappaqua with her husband, Ron, and three daughters.