East End Food Co-op Examines Obesity Epidemic With ‘Fed Up’

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Obesity, especially in children, has become a major health concern in the U.S. On Jan. 17th, the East End Food Co-op will partner with Women for a Healthy Environment and Leah Lizarondo of Brazen Kitchen to host a screening of Fed Up, a documentary that examines how our food system played a role in surging diet-related illnesses to epidemic proportions.

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. 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.

Fed Up will screen at 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood. A panel discussion featuring members of the Pittsburgh community who are working to foster a healthier food system will follow. Admission is free. Please call 412-242-3598 to reserve a spot.

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