UA Sarver Heart Center Presents ‘Fed Up’ Special Showing and Panel Discussion, Oct. 21


Do you know how much hidden sugar is in your food? Join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee for a discussion and special showing of the documentary, “Fed Up,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Loft Cinema.

“The obesity epidemic in America will unquestionably lead to future increases in heart disease events and puts the health and lives of our children at risk. This documentary makes a compelling case that the food we eat is influencing our bodies in unanticipated ways, and that we need to look closely at the convenience foods we all rely on as important contributors to the gain of unhealthy weight in America,” said Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, who will moderate the panel discussion.

WHAT:  Heart Smart Movie and Panel Discussion presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee

WHEN:   Tuesday, Oct. 21; reception, including wine tasting, chocolate-dipped strawberries and heart-health information at 6 p.m.; panel discussion at 7 p.m.; movie at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Ariz.

TOPIC:  Fed Up, a Movie about America’s Addiction to Unhealthy Food

Director Stephanie Soechtig and producer/narrator Katie Couric uncover why, despite media attention, the public’s fascination with appearance and government policies to combat childhood obesity, generations of American children now will live shorter lives than their parents. Fed Up reveals a 30-year 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. Soechtig and Couric follow three obese children as they live their daily lives, fighting an uphill battle to lose weight. The lessons offer essential ingredients for living a healthier lifestyle.


Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhDNancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, chief of the Division of Cardiology and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and clinical researcher, specializing in heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant patient care.


Victoria Maizes, MDVictoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine and professor of clinical medicine, family medicine and public health.

Maia Ingram, MPHMaia Ingram, MPH, deputy director of the Arizona Prevention Research Center and program director of Community-based Evaluation Projects at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

COST:  $10 in advance or $12 day of program. To purchase tickets in advance, please visit and click on the “Heart Smart” link under “News & Events.”

For more information about UA Sarver Heart Center, please visit

Special thanks to University of Arizona Medical Center for support.