The information is presented in an efficient manner as it correlates and appeals with viewers existing knowledge and lifestyle. The documentary begins with a lethargic women who appears to lack motivation due to following an unhealthy lifestyle and diet. This example, that continues throughout the whole documentary, is accompanied by compelling statistics and evidence. As the story line progresses and the women begins to eat healthier, her appearance and lifestyle improves. This interwoven storyline powerfully represents the influences that food can have on ourselves and hopefully evokes a need for change in viewers.
The documentary addresses claims that go beyond just shaming the food we eat by also explaining the other factors influencing our overall well being. Marketing becomes a heavily discussed topic as experts believe that it ultimately acts as an underlying cause of diet-related diseases and is to blame for an increase in unhealthy foods. Over the years as media and technological advances have been made, people have become dependent on technology, especially kids. According to the American Psychological Association,
“Today’s children, ages 8 to 18, consume multiple types of media (often simultaneously) and spend more time (44.5 hours per week) in front of computer, television, and game screens tha...
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...rocessed foods often have a longer shelf life. This appeals to many consumers on an economical point of view because they can get more for their money. Although this is a minor detail, it is important in knowing the opposing sides view to have a clear understanding of both sides of the argument.
At first I did not like this movie but after watching it and analyzing it further in depth I began to really enjoy it. Well accredited experts each bring new ideas and view points to the documentary and have their own way of addressing their claims. By researching each of the experts credentials and claims provided, I found a wide variety of sources backing up their claims and affirming their authority on the subjects. The only recommendation I have is to incorporate the opposing side more to eliminate bias. Overall it was a compelling documentary needed for this generation!
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