Up & Coming Weekly

July 01, 2014

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12 JULY 2-8, 2014 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM In the United States, with an estimate of 93 million Americans affected by obesity, FED UP examines why generations of kids are expected to live shorter lives than their parents. The film's synopsis says, "Everything we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David(Oscar-winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat food forever." USA Today says, "The movie will change the way people think about eating." Better Health and the Cameo Art House Theatre are partnering to bring the film, FED UP to Fayetteville. "Better Health has committed to bringing this film to Fayetteville to help increase awareness of the obesity epidemic," says Susan Miller, a member of the Better Health board. "People have a distorted view of what obesity really is. As a nation, we are overweight!" Better Health is working towards combating childhood obesity by offering the Eat More, Move More Kids program to children at area schools, childcare centers, recreation centers and other locations. The ESMMK program is funded by generous grant from the Cumberland Community Foundation and teaches children about healthy food choices and increased physical activity. Better Health's Mission is to provide for unmet healthcare needs of Cumberland County residents through assistance, referral, and education. Its vision is to impact the quality of life for all Cumberland County residents, through a commitment to improving access and availability of health care services for the undeserved, low-income resident. The film has generated much controversy already since it's release date on May 9, but not for the traditional reasons that you think. According to an article published in the Huffington Post, the movie poster was almost banned because it looked as though it was implying the F-word. The artwork featured two M&Ms with the letters "F" and "U." The documentary, naturally, attracts uproar with their exploration of how fast food and junk food industries exploit Americans at the expense of their health, and the not-so-subtle poster supported the film's claim. "The film may be considered controversial by some and does not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of our organization," says Better Health Board Member Lorene McBryde, "but our purpose in bringing the film to Fayetteville is informational and to start a dialogue to address obesity in our community." Show dates and times are: Monday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Cameo Box Office. The film lasts 1 hour 32 minutes and is followed by a 30-minute panel discussion led by local healthcare experts. This film will educate and pave a healthier way of life for most who watch it. It is not meant to make people feel bad about their weight or their bodies, but to become more aware of what they're being told is healthy. The documentary will feature facts and statistics on how sugar is the reason for the epidemic. One statistic mentioned, "With 600,000 food items out there, more than 80 percent of them have added sugar." It focuses on how the children in this generation have bigger appetites but less active, and they're addicted to sugar. The trailer will show most of these examples, especially the chart showing how your brain reacts the same way to sugar as it does to any drug – meaning, it's addicting. In support of this radical change we could make in our community and our entire country, come out and see the movie! More information about FED UP is available at: fedupmovie.com. Fed Up Takes a Look at Obesity In America by STARLING BRUCE STARLING BRUCE, Intern. COM- MENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com. 910.484.6200. ATTENTION! Local Businesses Advertise and Promote Your Business All Year in UP & COMING WEEKLY'S Exclusive "Best of Fayetteville" • Special Edition • September 17, 2014 Advertise, market and promote your business in the most popular and most read edition of the year! Published, Distributed and Online in the Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg and Cumberland County area. Be among the "best of the best" when this popular and valuable edition and reflection of our community hits the streets on Sept. 17th. RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! For more information, rates and deadlines call (910) 484-6200 or visit our website at www.upandcomingweekly.com. Best of Fayetteville 2014 Special Edition

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