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“Fed Up”

Posted on 05/27/2014

A new documentary entitled, “ Fed Up” is tackling the obesity epidemic in this country and trying to find out why Americans continue to become more obese and riddled with diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases.

It’s been three decades since the government adopted the first U.S. dietary guidelines, but in that time, Americans have continued to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Why?

The film points largely at the food industry and suggests that the industry as a whole is more interested in making a profit than the nation’s health.

This documentary is still making its rounds in markets across the country, but it’s bound to be met with criticism and much skepticism…especially by big food manufacturers.

Those industry giants don’t want to take the blame and step up to the plate. They want bigger profits at all costs.

My question is simple: how can you continue in good consciousness continue to poison children and adults in our country?

Eventually, you will lose customers due to the obesity epidemic from diseases associated with it. So, isn’t it in your best interest to create healthier foods that aren’t harming your consumers? It’s a win-win, if you ask me….you have consumers for longer periods and then you don’t need to market to children to replace those that have died as a result of obesity.

I know it’s not that simple, but it surely would be a great place to start.

We need to figure this out before it takes more Americans prematurely.

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Don’t forget! Tomorrow we have a Twitter chat with Sue Kiefer, our 2014 Slim Down Contest winner.

Event details:

  • When: Wednesday, May 28th
  • Time: 4pm - 5pm CDT
  • Where: Twitter! Follow us @SeattleSutton to join the conversation
  • Twitter Chat hashtag: Be sure to follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #SSHEChat 

Be sure to check it out, ask Sue a question about her amazing life-changing experience.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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