Sunday, August 9, 2009

How To Get Fat Without Even Trying

Hi everyone....

Hope you all had a nice weekend.

A few weeks back, someone left an anonymous comment on one of my posts with a link to the following mini documentary. I didn't want to post it until I got a chance to view it. Well, I watched it and I must say that, this is a very facinating documentary that runs about 45mins with a few interruptions of sponsor messages (commercials). Thank you "anonymous" for this link. It's worth watching if you have some time; quite interesting. Please click on the title below to view.

How to Get Fat Without Really Trying (Peter Jennings Reporting, 2003)

Obesity is fast on its way to becoming the nation’s largest and most costly public health problem. While much of the public debate about obesity has focused on personal responsibility, PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: HOW TO GET FAT WITHOUT EVEN TRYING reveals how federal government agricultural policies and food industry practices are contributing to America’s growing obesity epidemic.

I do agree with a lot of the points brought forth in this documentary as it relates to contributing to our current situation with obesity (both in the U.S and here in Canada). However, I do also believe that we each have to take personal responsibility for ourselves and children, by making healthier choices when it comes to foods and including physical activity. Anyway, looking forward to your comments on this documentary.


Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

6 comments:

South Beach Steve said...

Joania, this sounds like something I need to watch. Now to find 45 minutes in which to fit it in. . .

Losing it in Vegas said...

I saw this when it first aired. I am rewatching it now and reminding myself why I have tried to remove my family from the government food system. Farmers markets, organic, local if you can, is definitely the way to go.

Possible? Yes. Easy? Not always.

Joania said...

@ SB had this link for about a S - I hear you Steve...I had this link for about a month before watching it...glad I did though :)

@ LIIV - I find it easier in the summer with all the local markets out there, gets a little pricey in Winter but still worth it to me!

Tanya said...

Woooooooooooo 61 Joania, you're looking fantastic!

Fat[free]Me said...

I will try and watch it, it sounds like something I would enjoy.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a helpful comment - it really made a difference.

Erin Huggins said...

You look fantastic. You inspired me.