Documentary ‘Fed Up' calls for an overhaul of the American diet
Directed by Stephanie Soechtig (Atlas Films, 2014)
Here are two telling facts from Fed Up, a documentary on American childhood obesity now on DVD: 1. Eighty percent of packaged foods in your local supermarket have added sugar. 2. In a university study, 40 out of 43 cocaine-addicted lab rats preferred sugar water over cocaine. Add that to an animated sequence showing the inside of a child’s body processing 160 calories of almonds versus 160 calories of soda, and you get the picture.