CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 12, 2014) – In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, Louie’s Kids and Cinebarre Mt. Pleasant team up for a one-night-only showing of the critically acclaimed documentary Fed Up. The evening features a distinguished panel of South Carolina health advocates who will be leading a discussion on the film and how it relates to individuals in South Carolina. The event is open to the public free of charge.
In 2011, through proclamation by President Barack Obama, September was officially deemed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (COAM). The goal of COAM was simple: elevate the conversation on childhood obesity in an effort to increase awareness of the epidemic. As of 2011, obese children have an 80-percent chance of becoming overweight and obese adults. In addition, obesity disproportionately affects children of certain racial and ethnic groups. 25% of African American children and 23.3% of Hispanic children with disabilities are obese, while only 16.7% of Caucasian children with disabilities are obese.
“Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is a very important time for us at Louie’s Kids and we are thrilled to be able to recognize it by bringing this groundbreaking film to the Lowcountry,” said Louis Yuhasz, Founder and CEO of Louie’s Kids. “Cinebarre generously opened their doors as host for the showing and we could not be more thankful and excited for this to come together.”
Date: September 25, 2014
Time: 6:30 until
Where: Cinebarre Mt Pleasant
Panel: Joseph L. Pearson, DrPH (Director of Operations, S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health), Dr. Deborah Bowlby MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist, MUSC), Louis Yuhasz (Founder of Louie’s Kids) and Margaret Taylor, LPC (Louie’s Kids Family Counselor)
Donations will be taken at the event. Proceeds benefit the multiple programs supported by the Louie’s Kids organization. To obtain a ticket to the event, email your name and contact information to email@example.com.
For more information on Louie’s Kids or National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, visit LouiesKids.org.
About Louie’s Kids
Founded in 2001 in Alexandria, Va., and operated today out of Charleston, SC, Louie's Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to empower children to make changes, both physically and mentally, for a healthier and more productive life. The mission of Louie’s Kids is to strengthen the future of the communities they serve by making children healthier and improved citizens, while also providing excellent stewardship to those funders who invest their time and treasure in the children served. Follow Louie’s Kids on Facebook and Twitter.
Fed Up Synopsis
Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar-winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.