FED UP (Katie Couric, Laurie David) Film Release

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I don’t tout myself in any way as a ‘healthy’ food blogger.  I definitely like discovering new healthier packaged foods that are on the market but I rarely make food from scratch, usually using convenient options instead.  I try and serve sweets and snacks in moderation but I’m not unaware of the fact that I have a long way to go when it comes to feeding my family a more wholesome and natural diet.

I tend to stay away from food politics (you know what I’m talking about) but as I do whenever I’m asked to share something on my blog, when I was approached with the information about FED UP before I said yes I looked through the assets that I was sent and did some internet searches.  After I learned more and because of comments left on posts on my blog in the past, I thought it was something that a lot of my readers would be interested in.

Before anyone calls me a hypocrite, you will still see posts on my blog for packaged convenience foods, services and restaurants that FED UP is hoping to educate about.  I admit up front that any lifestyle changes that may take place in my family won’t take place over night.   I haven’t seen the movie, I’ve only watched the trailer and read some articles about it, but what I’ve seen and read about FED UP so far certainly gave me “food” for thought.

I’m presenting the trailer and summary to you, for you to watch and read and to make your own decision about the information presented. 

About the Film
FED UP – The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. In theaters May 9.

For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

Read more about the research behind FED UP.

The Fed Up Challenge
On May 12, join the #FedUpMovie team in going sugar free for 10 days. It won’t be easy, but together we can take the first steps in fighting the biggest public health crisis of our time. Take the pledge » http://fedupmovie.com/fedupchallenge.

FED UP Online
Visit the official website
Like Fed Up on Facebook
Follow @FedupMovie on Twitter and Instagram

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111 thoughts on “FED UP (Katie Couric, Laurie David) Film Release

  1. One out of every three Americans will have diabetes~ 80% of our food products have added sugar

  2. I think that having over 600,000 food products and 80% have added sugar, is disgraceful.

  3. I thought it was concerning although not surprising that 80 percent of our food contains sugar.

  4. The most appalling fact is that out of some 600,000 food items, 80% contain added sugar. When we decided to eat only whole foods made from scratch, I began to read the labels on the few items I wanted to keep–ketchup, salad dressing, BBQ sauce, etc–and found that almost all of them contain HFCS. In some stores every single brand contains HFCS, so we do without.

  5. I was surprised to learn that the "sugar industry is in business to make a profit". I thought "big sugar" was a charity!!! I have concerns about movies like this because they can be filled with misrepresentations. Maybe when you watch the movie it is different, but it seems like they are absolving the individual of personal responsibility and making "sugar" the scapegoat. I don't need celebrities and politicians to look down their nose at me and tell me how to raise my kids. It seems like the nanny state mentality is getting a little too big for my comfort level.

  6. I really want to go and watch this movie. I blog about food, too, and would love it if we lived in a perfect world and did not have to worry about the crap in our food. I am guilty of using shortcuts to make my hectic life a little easier. I am thankful for those who are leading the way in trying to bring about positive changes.

  7. I thought it was concerning although not surprising that 80 percent of our food contains sugar.

  8. I need to educate myself more and think about reading labels on the foods that I'm buying for my families! That's a ton of products with sugar!!!

  9. Most concerning fact…that by 2050, 1/3 of all Americans could have diabetes…WOW!

  10. The most concerning thing to me is the fact that so many companies are marketing this junk to children.

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  11. Sooo much sugar in the foods. I didn't realize it was up to 80% – that's crazy. I know I really don't have land to plant so I started some container gardening and am trying to make more things fresh

  12. For many people, we've eaten so much sugar, even in things we don't realize has sugar added, that our bodies are addicted to it. I admit that I am addicted to sugar. I wasn't aware of this until just now, reading your post, so I'll start tomorrow, but will pledge to go sugar-free for 10 days.

  13. This is the first generation of Americans expected to live shorter lives than their parents.

  14. The most concerning fact is that life expectancy is decreasing because of something that could be easily changed in our daily eating habits.

  15. I think it's concerning that junk food companies are pushing their products not being truthful about the harm they are causing.

  16. One out of every three Americans will have diabetes – that is going to take a toll on individuals, families and our country.

  17. We have to be mindful of all foods that we partake of. Ridiculous amount of sugar in the spaghetti sauce.

  18. the crazy amount of sugar in our food..even foods you wouldn't suspect like spaghetti sauce

  19. The correlation between sugar and cocaine addiction in the brain as well as the epidemic of childhood obesity is very disconcerting.

  20. The diabetes fact, that 1/3 of all Americans will have it by 2050 is seriously disturbing.

  21. The most concerning thing is how much sugar is added to so many products.

    Eat real food…cut down on the processed crap!

  22. I can't believe that there's so much sugar in our products. I don't think it's necessary and I think companies should be more upfront as to how much sugar is really in the products we give to our families. I know the packaging says one thing, but it still freaks me out knowing their numbers may not be all that accurate. Who knows what they really do behind close doors, ya know.

  23. The fact that our government does not require foods containing GMOs to be appropriately labeled is horrific! It is great to see that at least some people with a voice are attempting to educate the American public.

  24. I find it very concerning that 1 in 3 people due to statistics will have diabetes

  25. WHAT??? So healthy foods aren't really so healthy at all? I can't believe how much sugar is in some things, I'm actually astounded 🙁

  26. I for one am fed up as well. Most of the food in the grocery store is frankenfood, processed til there is no actually real food in it any more. And the way sugar is added to everything is outrageous.

  27. I never knew spaghetti sauce had so much sugar. No wonder my daughter likes it so much.

  28. One out of 3 Americans will have diabetes, that's awful! Scary how high those numbers are.

  29. That a child who drinks one soda a day , increases their chance of obsiety by 60 percent.

  30. The Sugar comparison was shocking especially with the Spaghetti sauce vs M & M s

  31. It surprises me that so many foods are full of sugar! The message that the government is subsidizing the obesity epidemic is apalling! I need to hear more!

  32. That 80% of our food has added sugar in it. I'm pretty sure that nowhere near all of it needs it for flavor, texture or anything else.

  33. I think that the most concerning fact is that 80% of our food has added sugar 🙁

  34. The most alarming fact is that 80% of our food contains sugar and how prevalent diabetes is.

  35. The most concerning fact to me from the film trailer was that 80% of our foods have added sugar.

  36. The most concerning thing is that we don't know a lot of things. I'm interested to find out.

  37. Thanks for the giveaway…distressing that the government still subsidizes the sugar industry with our tax dollars, a practice that is slowly killing us.

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