FREE Screening of Renowned Documentary FED UP in Chicago

What: The JR. Board for the Green City Market partners with Patagonia Chicago to host a FREE screening of the renowned documentary FED UP! which

Where: Patagonia Chicago, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave. at Willow St.

When: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Details: “FED UP!” details the evolution of the obesity epidemic in the United States. It highlights the role of “Big Sugar” in lobbying and blocking productive policies aimed at ameliorating these pervasive issues. The screening will be followed by short talk and Q&A with Nutrition Specialist Douglas Lammie, RD, LDN.

Popcorn and Goose Island Beer will be available for purchase

Admission is FREE!

“Thirty years ago the U.S. Government issued its first ever dietary guidelines and with it one of the greatest health epidemics of our time ensued. In her documentary feature debut, executive producer and narrator Katie Couric joins Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War) and Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped) to explore why, despite media attention and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of kids will now live shorter lives than their parents.

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths the dirty little secret the food industry doesn’t want you to know- far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone has ever realized. The truth is, only 30% of people suffering from diet-related diseases are actually obese; while 70% of us — even those of us who look thin and trim on the outside — are facing the same consequences, fighting the same medical battles as the obese among us.

Following a group of children for more than two years, director Stephanie Soechtig achieves a profound intimacy with them as they document their uphill battles to follow the conventional wisdom, ‘diet and exercise’, in order to live healthier, fuller lives. They are undertaking a mission impossible. In riveting interviews with the country’s leading experts, Fed Up lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. Government.”

About the Green City Market Junior Board:
The Green City Market Junior Board’s mission is the foster the market’s mission by engaging young professionals in programs and activities within the Green City Market community, and assisting with fundraising efforts for the Green City Market and its educational programs.

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