Sugar Free The Movie- Break The Addiction
Sugar, it’s added to almost everything we eat. Over 80% of the foods in grocery stores contain added sugar. Sugar is making us sick, fat, and we are addicted. The goal of this documentary is to educate the world to the dangers of hidden sugar in processed foods and to show that by becoming “Sugar Free” we can become healthier and stop the alarming obesity epidemic. Don’t think it’s that bad? One out of every three American adults is obese, and at the current rate, that number will double by 2030, leading to millions more cases of diabetes, strokes and heart disease. By 2050, 95% of all American adults will be overweight or obese and one third will have diabetes. And what about our children? In 1980, there were no cases of type 2 diabetes reported in children, in 2010 there were over 57,000 cases. Since 1980, childhood obesity has doubled and the current generation of kids is the first projected not to outlive their parents. How did we let this happen? The solution has to start with us. We can’t expect the government to fix this problem because of the powerful food lobbies. Just like the tobacco companies, there are some very big, very powerful, food companies that are putting their profits before our health. Remember when Congress (through the persuasion of the food lobbies) wanted to count pizza and french fries as a vegetable? To make things worse, 50% of public schools serve fast food and 80% are under contract with the soda companies. Our goal is not only to educate, but to film ordinary people breaking their addiction to sugar in order to inspire others to become heathier. We want to show how we can reverse the obesity epidemic and make the world a healthier place to live. All money raised above our goal will go towards providing schools with free copies of the movie.