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Fed Up

Everything Americans have been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years has been skewed and misconstrued to serve the food industry’s financial greed. FED UP plates up a hearty portion of unsavory tidbits concerning why obesity continues in its great wide expansion.

Director: Stephanie Soechtig
Year: 2014
Time: 92 min

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(2014) on IMDb

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Share this film. Consider hosting a screening and discuss the film afterwards.

Consider becoming involved in some capacity with The Obesity Society that is seeking to find ways to combat the obesity epidemic in the U.S, through research, education, and advocacy,

Decrease the amount of processed food in your diet. Eat real, unadulterated food.

Support Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, working to take away power from commercial marketers and protect the most vulnerable sector of society: children.

Get involved with Corporate Accountability International that work for health, human rights, and the environment.

Related Articles and Resources

Director Stephanie Soechtig

” I think 95% of my crew was women — it actually became a running joke that there were never any men on the team. In terms of it being a consideration, I don’t go out of my way to specifically hire only women but I’m certainly proud and happy when it turns out that way.”

Filmmaker Magazine interview film director Stephanie Soechtig.

The Fed Up Challenge

“The Fed Up Challenge is a national campaign to break loose from the sugar industry’s powerful grip – with a particular focus on kids and schools! We’re asking individuals, kids, schools, parents and communities to join us in going sugar free for 10 days. ”

Interested? Find out more here.

Katie Couric vs. Big Food

America’s most beloved TV mom talks about the “inconvenient truth” of obesity in an interview with Salon.

Fast Food Marketing Targeting Kids

“Each year, the world’s food and beverage companies spend billions on marketing and advertising their products to children and teenagers. The overwhelming majority of these products are high in calories, added sugar, saturated fat and sodium – fast food, fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate to name just a few.”

Read more about this alarming marketing trick and how its effects on society here. 

School Lunches Around The World

In this article you can explore what is considered a normal school lunch outside of the USA.

The 8 Most Popular Diets

“This Medical News Today information article provides details on the most popular diets according to three criteria: how many articles there are around about these diets/lifestyles, how popular they seem to be generally, and how often we receive feedback on them.”

Fed Up With FED UP

An interesting negative review of the film by T. Colin Campbell, a physician who works at the Center for Nutrition Studies in the U.S.

“Obesity is only one member of a broad spectrum of symptoms and illnesses… And further, sugar is only one nutrient-like chemical member of a vast array of nutrient-like substances in food. It is unscientific and irresponsible for this film to target a specific cause of one outcome while ignoring countless other outcomes that share the same (collective) cause.”

Toxic Food Environment

“In the U.S. and many parts of the world, the so-called food environment, the physical and social surroundings that influence what we eat makes it far too hard to choose healthy foods, and all too easy to choose unhealthy foods. Some even call this food environment “toxic” because of the way it corrodes healthy lifestyles and promotes obesity.”

Read the Harvar School of Public Health article here. 


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