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About the Film
FED UP – The film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. In theaters May 9.
For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.
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The CHILLING Facts
Between 1980 and 2000, fitness club memberships more than doubled across the United States. During that same time, the obesity rate also doubled.
Cases of Type 2 diabetes diagnosed among adolescents (ages 8-19) in 1980: 0 Cases of Type 2 diabetes diagnosed among adolescents (ages 8-19) in 2010: 57,638
From 1977 – 2000, it’s estimated that Americans have doubled their daily intake of sugar.
In 1981, as part of the National School Lunch Act, President Ronald Reagan cut $1.46 billion dollars out of the child nutrition budget. As a result, government got rid of cooking equipment and turned to the food industry for a cheap, simple alternative: In 2006, 80% of all high schools operated under exclusive contracts with soda companies. By 2012, more than half of all U.S. school districts served fast food.
Since 1995, the government has provided over eight billion dollars in subsidies for corn- based sweeteners.
*Corn based sweeteners include High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and Crystalline Fructose and are added to our foods and beverages.
* In addition to acting as a sweetener, they are used in food for a variety of reasons. The Corn Refiners Association’s website brags that various corn sweeteners are used to keep salad dressings evenly dispersed and reduce the taste of vinegar, keep lunch meats and hot dogs evenly mixed, and improve the texture and color of canned fruits and vegetables. http://www.corn.org/products/sweeteners/
*Between 1970 and 1990, the consumption of HFCS increased more than 1000%. (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/79/4/537.full.pdf)
*A typical 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars from high- fructose corn syrup. http://www.cspinet.org/new/201302131.html
Between 2008 and 2010, children’s exposure to junk food ads (including online) increased 60%.
*Black children saw more than twice the number of television ads for energy and sports drinks, and 93 percent more for regular soda compared with their Caucasian counterparts.
*Between 2008 and 2010, Hispanic children saw 49 percent more television ads and teens saw 99 percent more ads on Spanish-language television for sugary drinks and energy drinks compared with their Caucasian counterparts.14
http://fasinfat.org/food-marketing/ and http://www.sugarydrinkfacts.org/resources/sugarydrinkfacts_report.pdf
By 2010, two out of every three Americans were either overweight or obese.
80% of the 600,000 food products sold in this country have added sugar.
WHO (World Health Organization) recommended that no more than 10% of calories in a daily diet should come from sugar. The sugar lobby urged the US to recommend that 25% of calories in a daily diet should come from sugar – 2.5x the WHO recommendation. On food labels today, sugar is not listed with a percentage for the daily recommendation.
1 teaspoon of sugar = 4 grams. The American Heart Association’s daily allowance of added sugar is 6-9 teaspoons but, your body actually requires NO sugar whatsoever.
In a recent study, 43 cocaine-addicted laboratory rats were given the choice of cocaine or sugar water over a 15 day period: 40/43 chose sugar.
Studies show that children as young as 2 and 3 start to recognize brands.
Several studies show that when children are watching television, especially shows with food commercials, they’re primed to eat more. One study had kids watching TV with a bowl of goldfish crackers to munch on while they were watching. The kids that watched programs that showed food commercials ate 45% more goldfish crackers compared to kids watching the same program with non-food commercials.
The cost of bariatric (weight loss) surgery starts at $10,000. The annual number of weight loss surgeries has increased nearly five-fold since 2001.
Bariatric surgery risks include: Excess Bleeding, Infection, Blood clots, Ulcers, Hernia, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal leaks, Death
30% of bariatric (weight loss) surgery patients regain the weight within 24 months of the surgery.
30% of Americans are obese. Up to 40% of normal weight people have the same metabolic dysfunction as those who are obese. So, 51% of the US population is sick with metabolic dysfunction.
TOFI – coined by Dr. Jimmie Bell, TOFI stands for thin on the outside, fat on the inside. When you slide someone into an MRI, and you actually visualize the fat, they might as well be obese, in terms of what you see on the inside.
*It’s not how much you weigh, it’s how much fat you are harboring that you don’t even know about.
*You can be normal body weight and have layers of fat around your internal organs leading to the same risk factors for diseases commonly associated with obesity – heart disease,
insulin resistance, diabetes, stroke, cancer, dementia.
Obesity rates worldwide: US: 31.8%
Mexico: 32.8% Czech Republic: 28.7% New Zealand: 27% United Kingdom 24.9% Hungary 24.8% Lithuania 24.7% Saudi Arabia 35.6% Malaysia 19.5 Sweden 11% Norway 10% South Africa 8.8%
At our current rate: By 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes. In two decades, 95% of Americans will be overweight or obese.
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