Film: Fed Up
Thirty years ago the U.S. Government issued its first ever dietary guidelines and with it one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War) and Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.
Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn't want you to know- far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. The truth is, only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; while 70% of us — even those of us who look thin and trim on the outside — are facing the same consequences, fighting the same medical battles as the obese among us.
Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, 'diet and exercise', in order to live healthier, fuller lives. They are undertaking a mission impossible. In riveting interviews with the country's leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.
Stick around following the film for tapas, beer, wine and signature cocktail menus plus live jazz from our house band from until 8:00 pm.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is a charitable, nonprofit organization that enhances life-long learning and community enrichment.
A course and this concluding movie screening are a joint partnership between the Auburn University Office of Sustainability, Auburn University Hunger Solutions Institute, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.
You may register for the OLLI at Auburn course beginning July 3. To register for the course, visit OLLI at Auburn's web site.
August 7, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Suzanne Graham-Hooker, M.D., AU Medical Clinic, "Metabolic Disease: The New Epidemic"
August 14, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Nutrition panel led by Paul Hunker, Director, Strategy and Policy, Auburn University Hunger Institute
August 21, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Conner Bailey, Professor of Rural Sociology, "Too Much: From the Green Revolution to Super-Size Me"
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University