Let’s Talk About Food and ChopChop Magazine to Co-Host Exclusive Advanced Screening of FED UP

Watertown, MA; April 16, 2014— Let’s Talk About Food, the Boston-based organization dedicated to changing the way we eat, talk and think about food, and ChopChop magazine, the award-winning cooking magazine for kids, will co-host an exclusive advanced screening of FED UP, directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth). One of the most talked about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, FED UP documents how, for the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise was dead wrong.

“From immunology, food allergies and genetics to obesity, Boston is on the forefront of life-saving academic and scientific nutrition research,” said Louisa Kasdon, Founder and CEO of Let’s Talk About Food. “Over the last four years, Let’s Talk About Food has led the charge to engage thought leaders from all sides of the table to help elevate the public’s awareness about what’s in our food and pave the way for a new generation of ‘Food Thinkers.’ Hosting the advanced screening of FED UP is a continuation of our efforts to reshape the way we think about food.” 

In FED UP, Couric reveals a 30-year misinformation 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.  FED UP will be released nationwide May 9th.

“Education equals empowerment and empowerment changes lives,” said Sally Sampson, James Beard-winning cookbook author and founder of ChopChop magazine. “FED UP provides a platform to begin to engage the public around our misguided policies and priorities that are causing the obesity epidemic in America and crippling future generations.”

The advanced screening of FED UP will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Kendall Square Cinema at 7:00 PM.  A limited number of complimentary tickets are available and the public is encouraged to RSVP by April 16 by visiting, http://fedupscreening.eventbrite.com. There will also be a “Continuing the Conversation” after-party hosted by Cambridge farm-to-table stalwart The Blue Room, located adjacent from the theater. Tickets for the after-party are $50.00, with proceeds going to ChopChopKids, Inc., a 501(c)(3), whose mission is to teach and inspire kids to cook real food with their families. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided with a cash bar.


An organization aimed at increasing the level of public literacy about all aspects of our food system, Let’s Talk About Food (LTAF) is dedicated to changing the way we eat, grow, cook, buy, and sell food in our country. LTAF presents educational events in partnership with universities, museums, libraries, hospitals, cities and towns, cooking schools, trade organizations, science festivals and a host of other organizations with the goal of creating a new generation of “Food Thinkers.” Its signature annual event is the Let’s Talk About Food Festival, a food educational festival which occurs each fall in Boston, MA and is presented in conjunction with The Boston Globe and Whole Foods Market. To learn more about Lets Talk About Food, visit http://www.boston.com/ae/food/sponsored/letstalkaboutfood/.

Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics,ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a coveted gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. To learn more aboutChopChop’s mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit http://www.chopchopmag.org