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Fed Up [!]

Free Screening and Discussion of FED UP in Belmont

Wednesday, March 4 at 7 PM
Chenery Middle School Auditorium

We all know that what we eat and what we feed our kids matters. But we also know that life is busy and convenience foods are all around us—the can of soup, the bowl of cereal, the microwavable burrito. Most of us reach for foods we think are healthful all day long, but are in fact laden with sugar, fat and salt. This is the premise of the film FED UP–many of the seemingly healthful food choices we make are actually harming ourselves and our kids. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP takes a hard look at the food industry and the ways we are currently eating. BRADY_PIC_10 2

You can see this film for free on Wednesday March 4 at Chenery Middle School Auditorium at 7pm.*  This event is sponsored by the Belmont PTA/PTO Green Alliance, the Belmont Food Collaborative and Sustainable Belmont. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion. During this enlightening evening we’ll talk about how and what we’re feeding our kids; learn from each other and from community experts; and share ways to prepare foods and inform each other about local resources.

Risa Lavizzo Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The film and discussion are open to all, and middle and high school students are strongly encouraged to attend. Younger children are also welcome to attend; Common Sense Media suggests FedUp is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

The Film’s partners include the National Farm to School Network,Center for Science in the Public Interest, Farmers Market Coalition, the Small Planet Institute, among others.

*Any donations are appreciated which will go to covering the licensing fee relate to the film and the room rental. Thank you!