Movie Screening at the UU

Fed Up will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on June 16 at 4:30 pm. Admission is free but donations to help with public performance licensing are always appreciated.

This documentary builds the case that the food industry and the government have acted together in order to change the eating habits of America in a way that has led to widespread obesity in children. The first dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government 30 years ago overlooked the role of dietary sugar in increasing risk of obesity, diabetes, and associated ill-health outcomes, particularly in children. Since these guidelines effectively condoned unlimited addition of sugar to foods consumed by children, sugar consumption has greatly increased, obesity has skyrocketed, and generations of children have grown up far fatter than their parents. These children face impaired health and shorter lifespans as a result.

Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves an intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, “diet and exercise,” in order to live healthier, fuller lives in Fed Up.

The film is part of the monthly Movies That Matter series examining a wide range of issues. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.