Join the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee for a "Heart Smart" Movie and Panel Discussion, presented by the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Women’s Heart Health Education Committee. Admission includes a welcome reception with wine tasting and refreshments 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, and that 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 for this event will be available through the Loft ($10 in advance www.loftcinema.com/showtimes-tickets) and $12 at the Box Office on the day of the show.
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, chief of the Division of Cardiology, and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center, specializes in providing primary care to patients with complex heart conditions.
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.