Yesterday my daughter and I saw the documentary Fed Up. Katie Couric narrates this 92-minute movie that takes direct aim at the food industry and congress and in the process educates the viewers on the dangers of sugar. What do we know about food, exercise and obesity? Walking into the movie, I already knew that obesity is on the rise. As a teacher and mother, I know that children in great numbers are being affected by the amount of unhealthy food choices that they are surrounded by every single day.
Food corporations put sugar in every processed food from cereals to crackers, to salad dressings, to peanut butter, to soups – I’m not just talking about cookies, ice cream, and cakes – I am taking about virtually every packaged food item in the grocery store. With this being the case, it becomes very challenging to get added sugar out of our diet. But looking at the increasing diabetes that Fed Up chronicles, it becomes crystal clear how important it is to change the way we prepare food, to change the way we eat.