Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.
Thirty years ago the U.S. Government issued its first ever dietary guidelines and with it one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War) and Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn’t want you to know — far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. The truth is, only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; while 70% of us — even those of us who look thin and trim on the outside — are facing the same consequences, fighting the same medical battles as the obese among us.
Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig (award-winning documentary “Tapped”) achieves a profound intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, ‘diet and exercise’, in order to live healthier, fuller lives. They are undertaking a mission impossible. In riveting interviews with the country’s leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
For more about the film, visit FedUpMovie.com.
Here is the recipe for a soothing herbal tea, perfect for sipping after dinner, encouraging your family and friends to linger around the table for just a moment longer. This makes a big batch so you can give a jar to friends and family.
You can find the herbs in a well stocked health food market, or if you are lucky to have a garden you can grow and dry them yourself!…
Encourage kids to assemble their own meal at the table by presenting the ingredients for this Vietnamese soup in individual serving bowls…
Many eggs have a “use by” date stamped right on them. Fresh eggs will stay good in your refrigerator for about 3 weeks past their sell-by date.
Also, eggs have a built in freshness gauge: a perfectly fresh egg, when submerged in water, will lie down on its side. As it grows older it will slowly take air onboard, so an egg that stands up is telling you it’s still edible, but its time is running short. And if it floats, there is no hope — it’s time to say bye bye eggy. By the way, the “stand up egg” is the easiest one to peel, so if you plan on making 100 deviled eggs, buy your eggs a few days in advance.
After reading the 10 newest recipes for how to roast the perfect turkey (are they ever really new?), after writing then losing the mile long grocery list, and after all the shopping and prepping, stuffing, and table setting is done…take a breath. Light the candles. Invite everyone to sit down around the table and just for a moment let’s talk about what Thanksgiving is really about…