“Fed Up” Documentary Review (VZ 54)

Fed Up” is a powerful new documentary from Katie Couric, producer Laurie David, and director Stephanie Soechtig. The premise of the film is both simple and complex: what if everything we’ve been told about diet and exercise for the past 30 years is wrong?

 

The research that went into “Fed Up” is extensive and revealing, and the experts featured are Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D, President Bill Clinton, Senator Tom Harkin, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. David Kessler, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), Dr. Robert Lustig, Michael Pollan, Margo Wootan, and Michele Simon (Eat Drink Politics).

 

Along with providing invaluable information about the history and current state of American health, the film follows several obese teenagers and documents their struggles to survive in a fast-food, junk-food, exercise-averse culture where the odds are stacked against them.

 

 

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Here’s what we mention in this episode:

 

Quote of the Week

Disease doesn’t happen with one meal, but it happens with a thousand.

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It’s not an easy transition to real food, but it starts locally, as locally as your fork.

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Thanks for listening!

Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa