Unitarian Universalist Fellowship shows ‘Fed Up’ documentary Nov. 10

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A free film about the obesity crisis in America will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach. The documentary is “Fed Up” from filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric.

Anyone who wants to lose weight or who has an overweight child should see this film, which claims much of what consumers have been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong.

Upending the conventional wisdom of why people gain weight and how to lose it, “Fed Up” unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry: far more people get sick from what they eat than anyone has previously realized. This potent exposé 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.

The film was nominated for Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

A short discussion will follow the 90 minute film. This program is free and open to the public. No reservations or tickets are required, but donations to cover costs are gratefully accepted. The Fair Trade Corner will be open one-half hour prior to the film.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, offering a liberal religion on the Treasure Coast, has easy parking and is handicap accessible. It is located on the southeast corner of 27th Avenue and 16th Street. For more information, call (772) 778-5880.

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