Fed up

Fed up

DVD - 2014
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Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 363.8209 FED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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AmyEighttrack
Jan 12, 2017

My favorite thing about this documentary is that it introduces us to the concept of one of the great unsung tricks of the food industry: food that is 'hyperpalatable' - it appeals to our taste buds and creates a craving.

Here are some quotations I found on Google about hyperpalatable (sorry, not sure exactly what website, etc.) : "[They make] it hyperpalatable and so nutritionally void that it tricks the brain into never signalling that you're full."

"Hyper-palatable means, basically, it tastes really good. Like really, really good. In any case, for any food to be eaten it must be palatable. Meaning you don’t recoil from its flavor, texture, or scent. Hyper-palatable is flavor on steroids...

"They create this response by cranking up the flavors our taste buds love; sweet and salty. Hence, processed junk food is loaded with sugar, salt and fat. You eat it, you want more, it’s bad for you, you get fat."

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Vivica
Oct 26, 2015

Not quite as good as "Super-Size Me" (which is the Gold standard) but a very, very close 2nd. ...if you have any weight issues or anybody in your family does...watch this!!

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VcrRocker
Oct 18, 2015

It's easy to beat up Katie Couric on this one even though the doc points to a lot of "elephants in the room" - again corporate America is the culprit in this film. We see the toxic system it plants in the schools, TV airwaves, and the supermarkets across the country. Kudos to Bill Clinton for appearing on camera and saying nothing, and to Michelle Obama for not showing up at all - see the hypocrisy? Katie knows what side of her bread is buttered on.

The DVD predicts that by 2050, that 1 out of 3 amerikans will be obese.

I'm 5'10 and 190 lbs, down from 208 with sky high BP and cholesterol so I can sympathize with the obese parents who tear up when they say they have no control. I have another 10 lbs to lose to get things under control and count my blessings when the 14 year old girl in the film weighs in at 214 lbs.

Take the good out of this film - there is plenty of it.

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uzebdrumz
Aug 04, 2015

Spoiler alert: processed food bad, fresh food good. I found many of the shopping & dietary choices exposed in this film to be almost comical. If you're still in the camp that shop in the middle of the supermarket, then this film might be helpful to watch; however, for the rest of us that shop the perimeter there's one thing missing from this film that is critical. The pounds per acre, crop yield, agricultural output that are often far more important to the industry than the essential nutrients provided by the food. Even if you are consuming fresh fruit & vegetables it's still possible to be undernourished & overfed. "Food, Inc." (2009) is a good companion documentary to watch if FEDUP was too obvious.

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Fionaenzo
Jul 22, 2015

Everyone should watch this. The deception in fast food and the willingness of schools and other public institutions to accept fast food company money while endangering our children's health. Heartbreaking for the children suffering with obesity due to the unhealthy lunch options. And constant advertising of sugar and fat. Maddening.

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mmjames58
Jun 12, 2015

The subject covered in this feature is a reality every person living in the modern world needs to be educated on. Sugar is poison. Daily intake of more than 8 tsps causes undeniable illnesses and it is a progressive addiction. Why aren't we filling massive class action law suits against the sugar industries and the advertizing agencies used to program every child in america & around the world? Perhaps because one of the many symptoms sugar addiction demonstrates in us is low energy, low self esteem and helplessness. "We"ve had the information(on sugar addiction) for 20 years" (from Fed Up). At the very least we owe our world the effort to boycott these products (we know what they are). IMHO,This is yet another device used to enslave and belittle the masses. Aren't we (Aren't you & aren't I) capable of rising above the tactics being used against us in this greedy man siege? Keep in mind; What kind of agenda could/would one, who strongly objects to the airing of such vital information, have ? My guess? An addict in denial or someone who is profitting ( by way of carreer or investment) from the multibillion dollar industry

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PatEe
Mar 15, 2015

A rehash of what we know about diet in America - but this offers new insight into the suffering of children and the chilling premise of what future generations may endure. It is a disturbing personal look at actual human beings that are casualties of our current way of life.

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NFN
Feb 24, 2015

A wake-up call to America. It's so sad and frustrating to see these poor, obese children being ruined by their ignorant, obese parents, whose poor choices are encouraged by the food industry and government.

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yulbriner
Jan 06, 2015

The best movie ever! I recommend it to everyone! It will change your life forever, if you really want to do something good for you!

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papagator
Jan 02, 2015

Eye Opening...government posturing with big business...great discussion to have with family and friends and you will begin to look at sugar consumption a little closer.

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