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Food Day in Fall River, Massachusetts

David S. Weed | Posted 09.28.2015 | Education
David S. Weed

Fall River, Massachusetts, is a low-income community, and for that reason alone, food and obesity are big issues here.

6 Healthy Eating Strategies For Kids

Laura Kraber | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Kraber

It is never easy to change your habits or your children's habits, but it does not get easier as they get older -- so now is the time to start!

South Carolina Is FED UP

Sheila Caldwell | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Sheila Caldwell

In the past 30 years, Americans have consumed more and more added sugars in the foods they eat and the beverages they drink. Is it any wonder why we have seen obesity become an epidemic in our country?

Rate Hike Opponents Overwhelm The Fed's Phone System

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

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Are You Fed Up With Our Kids Getting Bigger and Sicker?

Aviva Goldfarb | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Aviva Goldfarb

All my life I have struggled with sugar addiction. My parents kept a pretty low sugar home, but I would greedily grab candy from my grandparents' candy bowl and would covertly down powdered sugar by the spoonful from our pantry at home.

Let's Kickstart Food Education

Laurie David | Posted 08.31.2015 | Education
Laurie David

This is the first generation of American children expected to live shorter lives than their parents. If that's not a call to action, I don't know what is.

The Federal Reserve Should Not Increase Interest Rates

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Advocates for higher interest rates point to an improving job market as a sign that America has come back from the recession. But many activists, economists, and community groups know that raising interest rates now would stymie the many communities, particularly those of color, that continue to face persistent unemployment, underemployment, and stagnant wages.

A Recipe for Making Change

Emily Luchetti | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Luchetti

I recently had the opportunity to talk sugar, actually excess sugar, with a smart group of people at the James Beard Foundation Food Conference. Our p...

Meatless Monday: Filling Michael Pollan's Prescription

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

In his 2008 book, In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan gave us the prescription in seven words -- "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." It's that si...

You Want Attention? Get a Gimmick

Marni Halasa | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Marni Halasa

So what does an ordinary citizen need to do to get one's political voice heard in this day and age where one needs money and access to play with the big whigs? If you are me, you not only dress up in costume, grab some props and exhibit comic performance art on the street, you stage your own protest.

Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #3: Rage Against The Machine

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

The more Couric dug into the topic -- for herself, her family, and her audience -- the more she realized that the most essential and scientific truths about the drivers of obesity and disease simply were not reaching the American population.

Meatless Monday: It's Bastille Day -- Viva La Revolution

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Let's take to the streets, take to our kitchens, take back the food we eat. Pass on processed food and buy from farmers who grow our produce responsibly. And -- mon dieu -- let's learn how to prepare it.

Laurie David Dishes on Family Dinner

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick interview with activist, author, and producer Laurie David to discuss her new documentary film Fed Up, which looks into our problematic sugar consumption.

Research Funding: When Is the Money Dirty?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

All research starts with biased funders and researchers -- because in the absence of such bias, it would be research no one would bother doing. I don't think anyone runs studies in the absence of hopes and preferences pertaining to the outcomes.

Members Of Congress Receive Sugary Warning On School Lunch Vote

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

The producers of hit food documentary "Fed Up" delivered "Fed Up"-themed M&M's to 29 members of the House of Representatives today, to encourage them ...

Holy Pig! Put Down the Pork!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?

Is It Possible To Trust Food Companies?

Alison Cayne | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Alison Cayne

Perhaps trust is just too romantic of an ideal in a complicated food system. I'd argue the opposite: It is precisely the complexity of the system that demands us to have trust in those that feed us.

Is a School Breakfast of Multi-Grain Lucky Charms Better Than No Breakfast at All?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

In the new documentary Fed Up, author and journalist Michael Pollan reminds us that: "Junk is still junk, even when it's less junky." If you want to see what Pollan is talking about, soon all you'll need to do is walk into a classroom in a low-income school district at breakfast time.

Fewer Words About Sex, Food and Documentaries

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If we can't trust any prior experts, why on earth should we trust this batch? The message that experts can't be trusted does exactly what it is intended to do: It cultivates distrust.

Fed Up: Fighting Obesity Together

Nicole Patterson | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Nicole Patterson

Is the food industry to blame for the increasing epidemic of obesity in our society today?

Fed Up, Confused and Still Eating

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, see the film Fed Up, if you haven't. If you aren't yet fed up with the toxic quagmire that is the typical American diet, there's a good chance it will get you there.

Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

With these movies, we see two reactions by Big Agriculture and Big Food to documentaries sounding the alarm about America's systemic problems with food, from how it's produced, marketed, and regulated to its final impact on eaters suffering from a growing list of ailments. But both responses are ultimately problematic.

Why Is the U.S. So Fat? Katie Couric Documentary Fed Up Seeks to Explain

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The U.S. government plays both sides of the obesity street -- admonishing people to eat right while pushing the foods that make them fat -- because of the USDA's double mission of protecting the nation's health and protecting the health of the nation's farmers.

Home Ec 2.0: How Cooking Could Save Our Lives (and Jobs)

Fedele Bauccio | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Fedele Bauccio

So many people are struggling with their "home economics." Even though convenience foods may seem cheap, they're almost always more expensive per serving than the home-made version.

Fed Up Documentary Hits Home in Los Angeles...

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 07.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

"I don't want that to happen to me," my 9-year-old son whimpered with tears streaming down his face. We'd just finished watching the documentary, Fed Up - which targets the childhood obesity epidemic and the role the food industry plays in marketing unhealthy foods to children.