Bring your family and friends to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee’s "Heart Smart" Movie and Panel Discussion. Admission includes a welcome reception with wine tasting, courtesy of Golden Eagle Distributors, and chocolate-dipped strawberries from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a panel discussion at 7 p.m. and a special screening of the documentary "Fed Up" at 7:30 p.m.
“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. We need to look closely at the convenience foods we all rely upon as important contributors to the gain of unhealthy weight in America,” said Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, who will moderate the panel discussion.
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 will now live shorter lives than their parents did. "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.
Tickets are available at the Loft for $10 in advance and $12 at the Box Office on the day of the show. (Purchase advance tickets online at loftcinema.com/showtimes-tickets)
Nancy 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, MD, executive director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine and professor of clinical medicine, family medicine and public health.
Maia Ingram, MPH, deputy director of the Arizona Prevention Research Center and program director of Community-based Evaluation Projects at the UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Special thanks to University of Arizona Medical Center for support.