In the late 90’s, we had some family friends visit us from Chile. They did all the touristy stuff, including driving to Vegas, walk Hollywood Boulevard and go to Disneyland. After their excursions, we sat and looked at their photos from their adventures. I vividly remember looking at picture after picture of my friends, when all of a sudden a picture popped up of an overweight stranger. “Why did you take this,” I asked. “Because the person was fat, we don’t see people like that in Chile,” was the answer.
This scenario has always stuck with me. Visitors from out-of-country are taking pictures of overweight people because it’s something that they don’t see. It’s amazing, and a little un-nerving. And it’s a problem.
Fed Up, a movie which is coming to theaters this Friday, May 9, tackles these issues. Narrated and produced by Katie Couric, along with Laurie David, the film shows how the obesity rate has skyrocketed in the United States. More people are expected to die from obesity than starvation. Obesity is an [Read more…] about Fed Up: The Movie the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to See