SCIENCE 100 – Fed Up Assignment

Subject: General Questions / General General Questions
Fed Up Assignment

Fed Up documentary focuses on the causes of obesity. The film suggests that the main causes of obesity are processed foods and added sugars. Furthermore, the creators of the film suggest that the government plays a large role in the obesity epidemic.

Read the 2 commentaries reviewing “Fed Up” documentary. Take note of who the authors are. Are they experts in their field?

Write a minimum of 2 page essay in your own words, Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced.APA format

In your paper take a stance on whether you agree with the film or not. (You don’t have to watch the film, you can google most of the information that way) Why or why not? Do you agree with the commentaries? Why or why not?

In addition to the above questions, answer at least of the questions below in your essay.

Is the obesity epidemic a direct result of processed foods and added sugars? What might be other causes of obesity that is not discussed in the film?

What do you believe is the role of the government in creating a healthier America?

Do you agree with the film’s argument that the junk food industry should be regulated the way that the tobacco industry is regulated?

What challenges and pressures do young pwople today face when trying to create a healthy lifestyle?

What additional support would make healthy eating easier for families?

What are your overall feelings about the move “Fed Up” as well as the use of sugars in foods?

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