It seems nothing ignites my natural, whole food, plant based (hippy, granola. tree hugging, chia seeds loving) side more than a good Industry Bashing documentary, so when I found out that Fed Up was (finally!!) available to stream on Netflix, I literally halted life, crawled onto my bed (too much clean laundry to fold to crawl in it) and pressed play. Ninety minutes later and I can’t do anything (laundry, shower, sleep…) besides BLOG about it.
Ok, I’ll admit, I have a serious fall-hard-and-fast-lust/love-affair thing going on with food documentaries. Like, it’s a problem. But really,
I might need to get some help… AMERICA needs to seriously get some help.
But aside from hanging on to every word Katie Couric and cast spoke during Fed Up (except when I paused to check how many grams of sugar are in the tomato sauce, ketchup and salad dressing that I buy…), I couldn’t help but make some alarming comparisons to the book I just finished, French Kids Eat Everything.
As I was reading this book, I was thinking about blogging some of the highlights. However, now that I’ve seen Fed Up, I believe a full-blown blog-series is in order; comparing habits (of both the eating and the marketing of food in the two countries) and the government vs. parent responsibility for children not only to eat well but to learn to eat well.
I wish I could jump into my opinions now but, it’s Sunday. I have work tomorrow and there is still a giant pile of laundry that needs to be put away. So, instead, I’ll leave you with my real-life motto:
Vegetables can change the world.
And yes, I expect you to read that motto in your most serious movie-trailer voice. 😉
Stay tuned and eat your greens.
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe **