It is no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity epidemic, leading to a variety of associated problems such as an increase in diabetes and heart disease. In Fed Up, filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig explores this discouraging trend in people’s heath by delving into the reasons behind this downward turn.
While Soechtig uncovers multiple underlying causes, the one that she finds most compelling is large quantities of sugar. The film takes a look at processed food, which is very prevalent in the United States, and uncovers the alarming amount of sugar that is found in most processed items due to a lack of regulation. Fed Up drives home the point that food and health are very closely related and that more needs to be done to keep unhealthy foods from being so readily available.