Fed Up

Synopsis: Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry-far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers why-despite media attention, the public's fascination with appearance, and government policies to combat childhood obesity-generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Stephanie Soechtig
Production: Radius-TWC
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

...on the bridge, a little

bit slow right now on the lower level.

Upper level

looking much better.

Thanks, Al.

05 on this Wednesday morning.

Time now for a check of your

Mathis Brothers...

The bottom line is,

you know, the epidemic here, Susan,

is worse than previously estimated...

probably much worse.

We have this new report

coming out overnight

from the Journal of the American

Medical Association...

...of Doctors has described this week

what it calls an emerging epidemic.

Military leaders called

that a threat to national security.

If it doesn't

affect you personally,

it will affect you indirectly by someone

you know, someone in your family.

It is just going up

much faster than we thought.

The problem

just keeps getting worse.

This is a terror from within.

It is a global epidemic.


Clearly something's gone wrong.

Kids are being told the biggest

lie they will ever hear in their lives.

She cannot... literally

cannot calm herself down.

In the past quarter century,

the number of overweight

children has grown from

one in 20 to nearly

one in five.

Used to be you'd have one or two

heavyset kids in a class.

Now we get eight or 10.

This year, for the first time

in the history of the world,

more people will die from the effects

of obesity than from starvation.

This has ramifications

far beyond obesity itself

It is worse than even smoking.

The cost of this is about...

Half a trillion dollars

in additional health care cost...

half a trillion.

The American Academy

of Family Physicians

partnered up with Coca-Cola.

Isn't this a conflict of interest?

Hope that the American

Academy of Family Physicians

is looking for...

Researchers say obesity is causing

more and more cases of cancer.

and is now catching up to

smoking as the leading cause...

It started out as a small story,

I had no idea I'd be talking about

weight gain and obesity

my entire career.

We've been covering the problem

and solutions for over 30 years.

It's sweatin' time.

In that time, entire industries

have ignited over the weight problem.

I will never

look like that again.

First came the magazines,

then the talk shows-

And how was the diet for you?

This is the miracle

we've been waiting for.

And now our epidemic is entertainment

on network television.

How is this still an issue,

much less a worldwide epidemic

We get new solutions

every day

Everything in the grocery store is made

with less fat and fewer calories

and yet our kids keep

getting bigger and sicker.

It makes no sense.

Is there a link between our

ever-expanding waistlines

and the government's

own dietary guidelines?

And that got me thinking,

what if the solutions

weren't really solutions at all?

The Bush administration

is resisting a plan

from the World Health

Organization to fight obesity...

What if they were

actually making things worse?

There are a very high percentage

of young people overweight

because of a number of things

that have happened in our country

in the last several years.

What if our whole approach

to this epidemic has been dead wrong?

Sorry. Okay.

Uh, let me fix this.

You know, one person told me

that fat people

were just made to be fat.

And I don't think that's true.

And I know it's hard,

'cause I'm still overweight.

And right now I feel

like I always will be.

Why do you not eat vegetables, Taylor?

- 'Cause I do not like them.

- Why?

- I don't.

- Why not?

'Cause I don't.

You just say you don't,

but you don't have a reason.

- Yes, I do.

- What's the reason?

I don't.

Being in the South,

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