My Thoughts on the Movie Fed Up

May 30, 2014 | Dietitian, Real Food | 3 comments | Author:

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Last weekend my husband and I drove close to two hours to go see the new movie, Fed Up, which is playing only in select theaters. I knew that this was one movie that we had to see right away and I’m so glad we did. I wanted to give you the run down today and encourage you to get out to see this movie, especially those who have it showing at a theater near them!

I’ve watched a lot of food documentaries in my lifetime and nothing gets me fired up more than the truth behind industrial nutrition advice being brought to light. Out of all the documentaries I have seen this one did it the best!

Fed Up was created by Katie Couric, who finally became fed up herself after reporting on childhood obesity for almost the entire span of her working career. She not only found that the advice the government is giving to kids is in no way working, it is in fact only making our kids and ourselves very very sick in the process. That makes me FED UP!



What I appreciated most about the movie:

  1. It busts the calories-in calories-out myth right open!
  2. It sheds light on the deception of the food industry and the greed behind many decisions that formulate government education.
  3. It sheds light on how the food industry tries to hook us from infancy into adulthood, almost brainwashing us in a sense.
  4. It sheds light on the school lunch program, which is a complete joke in regards to nutrition.
  5. It calls out sugar and processed food as the major culprits of disease and I could not agree more!
  6. Most importantly it tells the stories of several kids fighting a battle with their weight daily. It points to the real struggle that we all feel as human beings and shows that our relationship to food is so personal and that we all need healing.

This movie left me more energized and pumped up for what I am trying to accomplish day in a day out- spread the truth about real food to everyone. I could not sit still in the theater as my heart was pumping faster and faster with each new scene. For those of you in the real food movement you will know exactly what I mean. It was a great movie. It motivated, inspired, and most importantly shed light on the truth.

Everyone who eats should watch this movie!

Go see it. Take your family. Take your friends. Take your co-workers. I also encourage every health care professional to make this movie a must-see. Help your patients learn the truth.

Let me know if you have seen it and what you thought!


  • Katie aka MIL May 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm | Reply

    Not around here. Will watch for it. Looked for it on Amazon Prime but I think that one is not the same thing.

    1. marylynnrd marylynnrd May 30, 2014 at 11:39 pm | Reply

      It will be out eventually, so just hang tight. Yeah, the one on Amazon Prime is different =(

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