You probably already know that obesity is a problem. This short documentary style video highlights childhood obesity and the dangers type 2 diabetes presents. With grant baldwin, jenny rustemeyer, dana gunders, jonathan bloom. Books and arts may 10th 2014 edition maggie valentine, a 12yearold in oklahoma city, swims four days a week. Journal of nutrition education and behaviorlauren and eric rossen offer a well articulated account of the growing obesity. The project is a presentation of hbo and the institute of medicine iom, in association with the centers for disease control and prevention cdc and the national institutes. It is never on tv anymore, you have to buy it to see it. Gary taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and cofounder of the nonprofit nutrition science initiative. Corbin billings 2014 documentary bite size helps put a face to the epidemic by following four overweight american kids as they struggle to lose weight and focus on healthier eating habits. All of me, an obesity documentary on pbs the new york times. Oliver shows how a handful of doctors, government bureaucrats, and health. Ann patchett on why we need lifechanging books right now.
There might be affiliate links on this page, which means we get a small commission of anything you buy. Stream new movie releases and classic favorites on hbo. Dont get me wrong, im not trying to undermine the books in any way. Also you can always browse documentaries by categories from the sidebar if you feel like. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among american children has reached epidemic proportions. This is ideal when considering the irrationality in which the obese body is managed. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash. The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the u. From miss plus size competitors to the uks only female sumo wrestler, an inspirational fat camp in. Dissecting the issue of obesity, literally bbc newsbeat. The 30 best food documentaries that you can watch right now. Fed up is the film the food industry doesnt want you to see.
Lipedema lipoedema a fat disorder often appearing as. Odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease 0884219794178. In 2014, 52% of 15 year olds reported they consumed 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Its examination of obesity is serious, intimate and not at all sensationalistic, despite some graphic images of weightloss surgery and its consequences.
The bodys metabolism slows down as people lose weight, which means they have to eat fewer and fewer calories to keep losing. A comic book related to the movie has been made with dark horse comics as the. A person with a bmi of 25 or above is generally considered overweight. Documentary examining the link between sugar, its addictive properties, the obesity epidemic and how powerful junk food businesses. The salt a new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused. John higginson, the first director of the international agency for research on cancer iarc, and dr. It is an american dvd, so can only play through pc, not uk dvd player. The growing number of obese people is an increasing concern for those in the medical profession, and obesity can pose specific challenges in relation to fertility and pregnancy. The skinny on obesity offers a wholly convincing argument on the dangers of sugars, and sheds light on the means by which we can combat its prominent threat to our wellbeing.
An examination of americas obesity epidemic and the food industrys role in aggravating it. A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on. Fats new frontier reveals the outrageous eruption of a worldwide corpulence in countries where not so long ago famine was number one health issue. May 19, 2014 fed up portrays obese kids as victims in a sugarcoated world. Obesity is now usually defined using a formula known as the body mass index bmi, in which weight in kilograms is divided by height in meters squared. Having said that, lets go and check out some great docs right here, right now. Jun 17, 2014 the words lets watch a documentary might not roll off the tongue of the average tween or teen. Frontline travels the globe in search of the causes of the obesity crisis and its health implications. Everything weve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. The program examines how media and cultural ideals, as well as biology and genetics. Katie couric voices fed up film on obesity epidemic video. List of books and articles about obesity online research.
There are an estimated 17 million women in the usa that have the fat disorder lipedema and dont know it, and many more globally. But, during the long days of summer when kids crave a change of pace, have time to explore subjects more deeply, or could use a little motivation, documentaries can provide a welcome diversion. Transcript for katie couric voices fed up film on obesity epidemic franchitti current is involved in a new film that the food industry does not want you to see its called fed up. It claims, among other things, that childhood obesity. An examination of the health risks of pediatric obesity and when they justify state involvement by mitgang, melissa columbia journal of law and social problems, vol. All of me is a 2014 american documentary film, that follows a group of obese women friends who decide to have adjustable gastric band or gastric bypass weight loss surgery. Kenneth chisholm upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, fed up unearths a dirty secret of the american food industryfar more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. The book is relatively easy to read and generally clear. Even michelle obama was distracted by the industry. Jan 29, 2014 a documentary about the alarming spread of childhood obesity directed by stephanie soechtig and executive produced by laurie david and couric, fed up was acquired saturday for worldwide.
The division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity s data, trends and maps is an interactive tool that provides statespecific data about obesity, nutrition, physical activity and breastfeeding. The problem i had with the book is that it is really trying to do three things at once. While the problem of childhood obesity is known, many people only encounter it through nonsalient statistics and figures. The reason for spurlocks investigation was the increasing spread of obesity throughout u. In fat politics, eric oliver unearths the real story behind americas obesity epidemic. Marcus books of san francisco evictedshould we care. Lots of famous faces, even a president in this documentary. You can view statistics in a variety of formats, including maps, tables and trend lines. The modern food era has spread out a smorgasbord of hyperpalatable, flavorenhanced, additivelaced, convenient, and relatively affordable foods that are high in added sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt, and engineered to overcome our internal homeostatic eating signals. Hbo americas obesity epidemicits causes, symptoms, treatments, solutions, and. In china the usage of sugar and oil has led to rapid enlargement of waistlines. With some projections pointing at half of us adults being obese by 2030, the longterm impact of this epidemic may be greater than any other disease. An unflattering look inside americas corporate controlled food industry. The obesity epidemic is an important book on a very important subject.
See the film and then join the filmmakers in taking the fed up challenge. Ive followed the research on sugar for a few years now and so was aware how damaging it is in excess, so it that respect this documentary wasnt so surprising. Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity. A version of this article appears in print on march 24, 2014, section c. A story of love, loss, and last resorts, showing in pbss independent lens series on monday night, is a welcome exception. By 2034 95% of americans will be obese or overweight blog of. Supersized follows the unique lives of large people with equally big personalities. This resource is an exciting new book that features a balanced perspective about one of the most talked abouttopics of this time. Apr 01, 20 the weight of the nation, a fourpart 2012 documentary on the obesity problem is available for free online viewing and embedding on a website or organization intranet. Lots of information about health and food and nutrition. May 01, 2014 this video is about english childhood obesity documentary. Filmmakers and food lovers jen and grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their. Its examination of obesity is serious, intimate and not. This documentary to me just felt like fast cuts to a dump of information.
The shape were in video as increasing numbers of us become obese, food manufacturers want us to think its our fault while aggressively marketing more junk to satiate. This documentary led me to conclusions that id not reached before. The new movie, fed up, out may 9 th, finally tells the truth about food and childhood obesity. Explore the different types of documentaries on hbo available online or on your favorite device. Each of them want to change their life, none have been able to so far. This is the movie the food industry doesnt want you to see. This comprehensive book examines the causes and effects of obesity, both on the human body as well as society as a whole.
Fed up 2014 part 1 of 2 documentary examining the link between sugar, its addictive properties, the obesity epidemic and how powerful junk food businesses have been lobbying the u. It also reports on promising efforts to battle obesity, from medical treatments to community awareness programs. But this study showed that, for the contestants who lost weight quickly, their metabolism kept slowing even when they started gaining weight again. May 01, 2010 a well written history of obesity, this is a fascinating text that demonstrates that obesity as a disease is a relatively new formation. You can browse all documentaries, check out the complete documentary list or top 100 docs. How the food industry sugarcoated science, sweetened the food supply, and seduced a planet, one spoonful at a time. And in anticipation of the parties, ive tormented myself by reading books full of bad. Check out hbos original films, the latest blockbusters, documentaries and more. Joining cronkite in that documentary were people like dr. Feeding obesity is a documentary that looks at the obesity epidemic through the experience of four obese individuals. Buy obesity by sylvia engdahl, greenhaven press editor online at alibris. Obesity by sylvia engdahl, greenhaven press editor alibris. The state of obesity in the world today is a concern for all governments especially those in developed countries and with this comes the rise of hypertension and high cholesterol levels.
Explore the damage of obesity on children in the u. This documentary suggests that one cause of todays obesity crisis is the decline of the family meal. Despite the efforts these governments have taken, the epidemic seems to become more serious. While the reasons for skyrocketing obesity were largely elusive 30 years ago, they are obvious now. He is the author of the case against sugar 2016, why we get fat and what to do about it 2011 and good calories, bad. At last, a breakthrough in nutritional science that identifies both the c. Oct 03, 2017 the documentary was called big fears, little risks and what we importantly noted was that an alarming number of cancers were caused by smoking and obesity. Hbo americas obesity epidemicits causes, symptoms, treatments, solutions, and moreis the focus of this multipart, multimedia hbo project. The film focuses on the causes of obesity in the us, presenting evidence. Aug 27, 2019 comparing this to your fat head documentary though and i can see why someone like my wife would be much more interested in your documentary. Deborah eve lewis is coproducer and director of photography.
It will change how we think and act forever about this problem. The 30 best food documentaries that you can watch right. It takes you on the journey that the author, zoe harcombe went on to answer those questions and hopefully it will shock you as much as it shocked her. It is a powerful indictment of how the food industry hooks us on addicted processed foods laden with hidden sugars. Diet wars explores the social, cultural, and dietary factors that have led to the fattening of america, while also examining how the medical and diet industries have responded to consumers. When it comes to obesity, fat may not be our friend but its not the enemy that sugar is, says the films scientific consultant robert lustig, a neuroendocrinologist, author and president of the. The shape were in video as increasing numbers of us become obese, food manufacturers want us to think its our fault. Fed up portrays obese kids as victims in a sugarcoated world. December is the cruelest month if youre watching your weight. Documentary film the big fight who is to blame for americas obesity problem. This video is about english childhood obesity documentary. Initially i thought the science is solidt but too much human interest with introducing us to obese children and their story. It teaches information slowly over time as it delves further into some questions of fat loss.
The book pays specific attention to the problem among obese young people, who more and more are being diagnosed with chronic illnesses that used to only be seen in adults. Gary taubes author of the case against sugar, why we get. Top documentary films watch free documentaries online. This video reflects upon my research topic through my semester in my rws 2 english class under the. They will try every trick in the book the same as the tobacco companies. Film documentary the epidemic of childhood obesity in america. Fed up is a 2014 american documentary film directed, written and produced by stephanie soechtig. Three years in the making, the weight of the nation is comprised of four featurelength documentary films, a threepart hbo family series the weight of the nation for kids, 12 bonus shorts, a social media campaign, a companion book and a nationwide, communitybased information and outreach campaign. This provocative documentary explores the damaging lengths to which teenage boys may go to achieve the muscular, shredded, look of action movie stars and comic book superheroes.
In the larger sense, the obesity epidemic has resulted from a destructive shift in our culture, and solutions may only be met by redefining our relationship to the foods. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. Super size me is a 2004 american documentary film directed by and starring morgan spurlock. All of me, an obesity documentary on pbs the new york. Sep, 2017 learn about the challenges and hear inspiring stories in the best obesity videos of 2017. Corbin billings 2014 documentary bite size helps put a face to the epidemic by following four overweight american kids as they struggle to. Sources cited included a february 2014 new york times article, obesity rate for young. The obesity cure by george scheele goodreads share book. Damon gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.
Feeding obesity offers help not only to the four participants, but to anyone who is mired in the trap of obesity. What i found incredible, however, was how amazingly ignorant the people suffering from obesity were about what they were eating. The loudest cry is coming from the grocery manufacturers association, which has launched a website called fed up facts that mimics the plateandmenu graphics of the documentarys website. 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. Jan 19, 2014 fed up highlights sleazy lobbying efforts of the food industry and describes simple actions our government could take to alleviate the obesity epidemic. Instead, the cultural configurations of gluttony and excess are explored.
Documentary calls for laws to limit consumption of harmful sweeteners hidden in healthy food. All of me, a pbs documentary from alexandra lescaze, looks at obesity through a. In the style of super size me, a new documentary tests the effects of a sugarladen diet. Learn about the challenges and hear inspiring stories in the best obesity videos of 2017. A century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. Obesity linked to 40 percent of cancers american council on. Our government is telling us that obesity is a major health crisis, that sixty percent of americans are overweight, and that one in four is obese. There is not one person who lives in the majority of countries in the developed world who wont be affected by this epidemic. Nov 30, 2014 film documentary the epidemic of childhood obesity in america lisa padilla. This short documentary style video highlights childhood obesity. Mar 24, 2014 all of me, a pbs documentary from alexandra lescaze, looks at obesity through a group of women in austin, tex. All of me is directed and produced by alexandra lescaze. List of books and articles about childhood obesity online. I saw the new documentary film fed up and was both outraged and.81 1346 218 911 795 682 232 127 844 375 404 394 720 1433 280 1633 717 1485 606 1287 1544 334 378 760 655 562 1349 82 1225 1489 478 288 970 466 296 577 497 63