Oikocredit and Super Size Me

For the Sunday School film class, we considered Super Size Me (IMDB listing, review at SpiritualityHealth.org), a documentary in which a young filmmaker tests McDonald’s claims about the nutrition of their food by eating nowhere but McDonald’s for 30 days. McDonald’s here is but one componont of the food industry, and there’s considerable information in the film about the pandemic of obesity in the U.S., what’s in mass-produced food, especially fast food, about how it’s marketed, its impact health in general and in particular on children, and much more. It’s engaging and enlightening, and after hearing Terry Provance’s talk about Oikocredit, the growing gap between rich and poor and the impact if microloans, this film seems apt. Please consider watching it.