Nov 19

Fed Up

November 19, 2015

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

  • A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains the equivalent of approximately 17 teaspoons of sugar. 1
  • Latino children see 49 percent more television ads on Spanish- language television for sugary drinks and energy drinks compared with their White counterparts. 2

This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes of childhood obesity, exposing what the food industry doesn’t want you to know—that far more of us are sick from what we are eating than anyone realized.

  • Approx. 60 min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Noel Chávez, Associate Professor Emerita of the Community Health Sciences division at UIC, and Lubna Saleh from the
Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Poster: Fed Up [PDF]

Trailer link HERE

Admissions: Free

Co-sponsors: UIC School of Public Health (SPH), and student organizations Health Oriented Latino Association (HOLA), Heritage Garden Student Group, and Public Health Student Association (PHSA) - Special thanks to SkinnyPop Popcorn and Enjoy Life Foods!


1. Kick the Can 2. Lasater G, Piernas C, Popkin BM. Beverage patterns and trends among school-aged children in the US, 1989-2008. Nutr J. 2011;10:103


Paula Bui

Date posted

Jun 1, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018