FED UP arrives in theaters across the country this Friday, May 9th, 2014, and it’s a film you’ll want to see for the health of your family. Produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and directed by Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP takes a look at how everything we’ve been told in the United States about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. The producers explain, “FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. 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.” The film seems to focus not on our collective lack of exercise as a nation but on sugar addiction and junk food marketing as the biggest issues in a world where a 20-ounce bottle of soda contains the equivalent of approximately 17 teaspoons of sugar and at least 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. Experts working on the film blame policy makers and urge consumers to approach the obesity epidemic as an issue best solved by making some big changes in policy and how we market food. To see if FED UP is playing at a theater near you, visit the FED UP website.

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