Journalist Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth) executive produced Fed Up, a documentary by Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped), about America's childhood obesity epidemic. While there have been many docs on obesity and America's industrial food industry, this one takes aim at the prevailing calories-in/calories-out model, which has dominated our view of weight gain for years. With a few surprising revelations, it tracks the source of the model from the 1970's and examines both the science and politics behind it.
Couric narrates the film, and here she and her colleagues discuss the issues they set out to tackle.
Fed Up opens wide this Friday, May 9th, 2014.