Childhood obesity has become a growing issue in America, so much so that First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Lets Move program to combat it.
On Thursday, a documentary about obesity (and bulimia) in adults and kids alike will make its debut at the SIFF Uptown Theater. “America the Beautiful2: The Thin Commandments,” by Darryl Roberts, will pose questions such as why obesity rates climb alongside the number of people dieting? How is the weight-loss industry involved in restructuring obesity standards?
The screening is sponsored by The Emily Program and the Center for Discovery/Oceanaire, local organizations that help people with eating disorders. Directly after the show will be a Q & A session with Roberts and a panel of experts on eating disorders. The screening is at 7 p.m., this Thursday at SIFF Uptown at 511 Queen Anne Ave. N.