As part of Hillsboro Elementary School’s new wellness project, the school will show a series of five documentaries about the nation’s food supply from March 13-May 1.
The films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Public Library on High Ave. The first movie is “Fed Up,” a 2014 documentary directed, written and produced by Stephanie Soechtig that focuses on the causes of obesity in the US, presenting evidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked cause of the problem, and points to the monied lobbying power of “Big Sugar” in blocking attempts to enact effective policies to address the issue. Katie Couric co-produced the film and serves as narrator.
“Fed Up” and the other documentaries will also be available for checkout at both the Hillsboro Public Library and at the Hillsboro Elementary School library.
Refreshments donated by Whitaker’s Farm Fresh Market of Hillsboro and Organic Valley of La Farge will be available. Child care will also be provided.
This post has been updated to reflect new information. The films were originally to be shown in the Hillsboro Elementary School library, and "Fed Up" was originally scheduled for Friday, March 6.