Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FED UP! Thursday, 5/14, 7 pm, a must-see at Salem Progressive Film Series

Please join us on

Thursday, May 14th at 7 PM

at the Grand Theatre 

for the screening of the documentary

 Fed Up!


We feel this documentary is so important for young people and families to see, we are lowering the entrance price to $3 for anyone under 18 years of age. Please share this email with parents, teachers, and teens..


The film focuses on the causes of obesity in the US, presenting evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of "Big Sugar" in blocking attempts to enact policies to address the issue. 


 "Fed Up is poised to be the Inconvenient Truth of the health movement".  LA Weekly


See below for more information about the film and guest speakers.


 Upcoming Film

May 14th, 2015 * 7 PM 

 "Fed Up"


Fed Up shows how the first dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government 30 years ago overlooked the role of dietary sugar in increasing risks of obesitydiabetes, and associated ill-health outcomes, particularly in children. Since these guidelines effectively condoned unlimited addition of sugar to foods consumed by children, sugar consumption has greatly increased, obesity has skyrocketed, and generations of children have grown up far fatter than their parents. These children face impaired health and shorter lifespans as a result. As the relationship between the high-sugar diet and poor health has emerged, entrenched sugar industry interests with almost unlimited financial lobbying resources have beaten back attempts by parents, schools, states, and in Congress to provide a healthier diet for children.


To view trailer:




Guest Speakers: 

Dr. Jeanette Walker,

MDVIDA Integrative Medicine


Jessica Short,

RD, LD, CDESalem Hospital

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

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