UPDATE (10/23/11): I actually saw this movie, and need to let everyone know about the portrayal of Dietitian’s and the ADA in the movie. Forks Over Knives negatively portrays us. They show interviews, and explain that the ADA and Dietitian’s get money from big companies like Coke and Hershey’s. This is true, but only a small percentage work for those big businesses. And even those that do, are not necessarily doing “bad” or anything that could impact health negatively.
Anyone who is a Registered Dietitian has a goal of trying to improve the health of a population through nutrition. We are not going to tell you the best food is processed food that appears healthy. Not at all. I can not speak for everyone, but I am just trying to get this straight.
Food for thought: Doctors get money from pharmaceutical companies all the time. Probably even more so than Dietitians get money from food companies. Do we need to really be pushing those medications?
For example, the only free food I ever received was Cabot Cheeses, and a few granola bars. No money. Now, what about those doctors who receive much more money, and may be persuaded to give you those pills with all those side effects by the drug company? Ever thought about that? The Dietitians are the ones doing much more good than harm.
Looking for something to do for free on a Monday night? Forks Over Knives movie will premier May 20th, but I am giving away 2 free tickets per winner (total of 15 winners!) to the screening in Atlanta on May 16th at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.
You can view the trailer here.
The film looks interesting, almost in the same category as Food Inc. I am always up for seeing the latest food or nutrition related flick!
View the trailer to get a good idea about what it is about. Mainly, they talk about the failings of the Western diet, and its evolution. I don’t know a great deal about it because I haven’t seen the movie yet, but it seems like a film I may support.
Two Ways to Enter to Win:
1. Comment on this post, and give your e-mail address. If you win, you will be given a coupon code to redeem your passes.
2. Message about this event on twitter, and mention me @Chicknik. And say you want to enter the contest.
You have until Monday, May 2nd to enter. Winners will be drawn Monday night. Please remember: only enter if you live in the Atlanta area!