Fed Up

Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Ossining Budarz Theater

Film Summary

Fed UpUpending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, Fed Up unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry-far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized.   Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent exposé that uncovers 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.






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GershgornLaurie Gershgorn

Proprietor, Healthy Culinary Creations

Lori is a local chef whose mission is to help people achieve optimal health and well-being using the power of whole, natural, sustainably produced foods. Trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, she offers personal chef services, whole food event catering and cooking classes, in addition to consulting with several local school districts to improve the quality of the food they serve.


Susan Rubin

RubinFilmmaker, Health Professional/Educator, Master Composter, Enviro-Activist

Susan is a food and environmental educator who utilizes words, film and direct experience to empower and inspire others to create a healthier world.

While she worked as a dentist in private practice in the 1980s and 90’s, Susan spent many hours each month on public outreach, making sure parents took good care of their kid’s teeth, and in 1999, she created a school based junk food awareness program. She established Better School Food, a coalition of health professionals, educators, and concerned parents, which worked tirelessly for school food reform. Her work with school food was featured in the 2007 documentary film entitled Two Angry Moms. I also had a cameo role in Killer at Large (2008) where I called out the US government on TV promotion of high sugar cereals. Since then, Susan has been involved with numerous community and school garden projects, including composting.


Lisa Rudley

RudleyExecutive Director & Co-Founder, NYS Allies for Public Education

Parent Representative, OUFSD Wellness & Communications Committee

Lisa is the mother of three children who attend the Ossining public schools.  She is the Executive Director and co-founder of New York State Allies for Public Education, a grassroots coalition of 50 parent and education advocacy organizations across New York State. The Director of Education Policy for Autism Action Network, and President of Ossining Citizens for Schools.    In addition, Lisa serves on the Ossining school district’s Wellness and Communications committees as a parent representative.

She received her MBA from Fordham University and received a Holistic Health Practitioner certification in 2008.  Lisa was named the 2014 Advocate of the Year awarded by the New York State Association of School Business Officials and one of The Journal News ‘People to Watch’ in 2014.


Gina DeVito, RD, CDN

DeVitoAssistant Director of Wellness Initiatives, Open Door Family Medical Centers

Gina holds a BS in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition and completed her post-graduate dietetic internship at Lehman College. Gina specializes in lifestyle modification, weight management, and family nutrition. She has experience counseling patients of a wide variety, including prenatal women, children, chronically ill patients, bariatric surgery patients, and professional and amateur athletes. She has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, having worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and fitness manager.

Gina collaborates with a team of healthcare providers at Open Door as well as partner organizations who share the common goal of making the members of the community healthier.