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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.

An Open Letter to Congress About the Unconscionable Push to Weaken School Lunch Laws

Laurie David | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Laurie David

This week I read that over 40 members of congress are trying to weaken the school lunch laws even more. What we are feeding schoolchildren around the country is unconscionable, and you want to make it worse?

Why All of Us Should Be Fed Up

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

What does it mean when the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the world's packaged food and drink industry, puts out a defensive press release about a documentary before it is released? I'd say it means they are scared, and, after viewing the new film Fed Up, I can understand why.

Are You Fed Up? You Will Be Soon

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There's a new documentary out that aims to prove that "everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong." Tha...

Christina Wilkie

Food Lobby Creates Stealth Campaign To Attack Anti-Obesity Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The world's largest food industry lobbying group is waging a stealth campaign to discredit the highly anticipated anti-obesity documenta...

Christopher Rosen

The Information In 'Fed Up' Might Save Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

"It's time for a new story, about the food we eat and the environment we want for our children." That sentence, part of Katie Couric's final bit of na...

Fed Up: Sugar and the Thing About Skinny-Fat People, Even You Model Types

Elizabeth Gates | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gates

These days, the conversation is moving away from blaming "fat" people for abusing food and refocusing on the way food is made. The entire country has been on a sugar high for most of our lives, and the body needs a break.

Katie Couric, Laurie David and Stephanie Soechtig are Fed Up with America's Childhood Obesity Crisis (Video)

Rob Feld | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Feld

While there have been many docs on obesity and America's industrial food industry, this one takes aim at the prevailing calories-in/calories-out model, which has dominated our view of weight gain for years.

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

ReThink Review: Fed Up -- It's the Sugar, Stupid

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fed Up, which is executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric, begins much like a horror movie, as a montage of TV news anchors breathlessly describe a lethal affliction infecting millions of Americans across the country, sowing illness and death for increasing numbers of men, women, and children.

Katie Couric and Laurie David Are Fed Up: You Are What You Eat

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The skinny is this: See the documentary Fed Up for consciousness awareness regarding food. Katie Couric and Laurie David have joined forces with direc...