Fed Up Documentary

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Over the past few decades a new epidemic has crossed the nation. This new epidemic is childhood obesity. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, often referred to as the CDC, states that, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years” (Shields, 2015). The documentary entitled Fed Up by Stephanie Soechtig addresses this new epidemic. This life changing film examines factors that contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic and also how to prevent its spread. Three major points that this film discussed were the statistics behind obesity, the relationship between public health and the food industry, and it also discussed obesity prevention. Childhood obesity is an ever growing…show more content…
According to a journal from the International Association for the Study of Obesity, “Obesity prevention is necessary to address the steady rise in the prevalence of obesity” (Müller, 2001). Soechtig and the panel of experts all agree that prevention is the best means to help stop this epidemic. Many people see prevention as to just stop eating bad or unhealthy food. Well, that’s not the case. Prevention deals with any things. This film encourages people to take a moment and evaluate their lives. It asks the audience to imagine how different their lives could be if they were healthier. It pushes people to become more active. It advises people to stop worrying so much about the weight and worry more about their bodies. This film just wants people to wake up to what is happening in front of them. It advising to just be active and try to cook more meal. A healthy life isn’t established overnight. It will take work and dedication, but this film shows that I can be done. Fed Up also has a challenge to help boost obesity prevention. This challenge is very simple. All it consist of is setting aside ten days to not eat sugar. This challenge is great because it shows that Soechtig really does care about the health of her audience, but it also gets the audience involved and almost willing to start changing their
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