|7/10/2014 12:41:00 PM|
Healthy Lake Chelan Valley Initiative
presents encore showing of "Fed Up"
Submitted by Celeste Thomas LCCH
|Photo courtesy of Celeste Thomas|
Above is the sold-out show of “Fed Up,” which prompted an encore showing, scheduled for Thursday, July 10.
If you missed it the first time, you have a second chance. The documentary Fed Up, which played to a packed house in June, will return to the Ruby Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. "We had an amazing response to the first show, and several people asked us to bring the movie back so they could share it with their friends and family," said Celeste Thomas, LCCH director of community relations. "We appreciate the hospital Foundation sponsoring a second show for our community."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. America's childhood obesity problem is growing. Experts in medicine and science agree that for the first time in history, today's younger generation will not live longer than their parents. Diseases such as Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions and joint deterioration (once considered adult diseases) are regularly being diagnosed in children, due to the prevalence of obesity.
Lake Chelan Community Hospital's (LCCH) Healthy Lake Chelan Valley Initiative, launched in April of this year, is highly focused on addressing health issues caused by obesity and affecting families in the greater Lake Chelan Valley. "As part of our Community Health Needs Assessment, we reported that an internal study conducted in a North Central Washington school district of grade K-5 students identified at least 28 percent of the students were overweight or obese at all grade levels. Forty-seven percent of students at the fifth grade level were overweight or obese. Because we are public health entity, we feel strongly that we must provide as much access to information and resources as possible to help parents and children address and prevent obesity to improve their quality of health and life," said Thomas.
On Thursday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m., the Ruby Theatre located at 135 E. Woodin Ave, and sponsored by the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, will present "Fed Up," a movie described by some critics as "blowing the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history."
The film is narrated by Katie Couric, Co-Executive Producer. Admission is free to the public.
Critics are calling Fed Up the most important film you will see all year. The New York Times raves "Fed Up is a call to action! A fast, coolly-incensed investigation."
The Los Angeles Times calls the film "Eye-opening...it pulls no punches in its informed outrage." Additionally, Rolling Stone Magazine says, "Here is something rare at the multiplex: A movie that matters!"
To watch a trailer from the movie and for more details, visit http://rubytheatre.com/movie/fed-up/ To learn more about the Healthy Lake Chelan Valley Initiative and all the ways Lake Chelan Community Hospital is working with the community on this and other health and wellness issues visit HealthyLakeChelanValley.org
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