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FED UP? Get Real

6 Oct

Facts-in-School-copy_optBelow is a repost of my review of the documentary FED UP which is now available on DVD and BLU-RAY or through iTunes and Amazon. Since then, producers Katie Couric and Laurie David successfully have  completed a Kickstarter campaign which will provide every school in America a free FED UP Food Education Kit.

We started this campaign because we believe that kids deserve to learn the truth about what’s really in their food and how they can make healthy food choices despite the relentless marketing and backwards policies that tell them otherwise.

Now we’re one step closer to arming our students with the most powerful weapon we have to fight back — knowledge.

Please follow this link if you are a teacher and would like to REGISTER to receive the free kit which includes a copy of the film in both English and Spanish, an exhibition license to allow for unlimited school screenings, a 60 minute classroom version of the film and a comprehensive curricular resources package created by REACT to FILM.

FED UP REVIEW

Fed Up

Seeing the new documentary FED UP at the Sundance Film Festival last week inflamed an already nagging disbelief that this generation of children face a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to the rise in obesity. At the same time, it provided a sense of hope that the film may follow in the footsteps of producer Laurie David‘s 2006 Sundance hit An Inconvenient Truth which brought the issue of global warming to the forefront and galvanized a call-to-action that established it as not just a political challenge but a moral imperative. 

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Why the Rise in Childhood Obesity? Too Much Food, Too Little Exercise or Something Else?

31 Jan

Seeing the new documentary Fed Up at the Sundance Film Festival last week inflamed an already nagging disbelief that this generation of children face a shorter life expectancy than their parents due to the rise in obesity. At the same time, it provided a sense of hope that the film may follow in the footsteps of producer Laurie David‘s 2006 Sundance hit An Inconvenient Truth which brought the issue of global warming to the forefront and galvanized a call-to-action that established it as not just a political challenge but a moral imperative. 

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Processed vs. Real Food

6 Jun

If you’re looking for advice on “getting and staying healthy“, you’d think your health insurance provider might be a place to start. They certainly have a vested interest in keeping you away from the doctor’s office. But the word healthy is so broadly defined. My daughter will ask me when I make something like muffins or pancakes if they’re healthy, and my stock answer is that if you maintain a balanced diet and don’t face any particular health issues, there’s not a problem with enjoying a large variety of foods including the occasional scratch sweet. Continue reading