That Sugar Film

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Last night, we watched a really great documentary called That Sugar Film.  Have you seen it?



I’ve been following them on Instagram for a while and finally pulled the trigger on renting the movie – I was glad I did.  Pretty eye-opening.


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Back to last night’s (no sugar added – hah) dinner – it was delicious.  I will definitely be making it again ASAP.




Sweet Potatoes



Black Beans

A homemade dressing of coconut oil and Dijon mustard


Highchair creeper!


Well, I’m writing this post while nursing a wiggly 9 month old, so I gotta jet!  Have a great weekend, my friends…




  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed September 11, 2015, 8:20 am

    The amount of sugar in everything is so alarming! Haven’t seen that one, but I recently watched Hungry for Change on Netflix and it was equally eye opening.

  • Erica D House September 11, 2015, 9:09 am

    Haven’t even heard of the film! Just watched Fed Up with my husband and was surprised he actually enjoyed watching it (and started reading nutritional labels for hidden sugar after!) I’ll definitely try to get him to watch That Sugar Film with me.

  • jen September 11, 2015, 9:28 am

    Gmo omg is an amazing’s not new but I just saw it and it they all upsetting what people allow in out fodnin this country. I thought it was so interesting and sad when they talk to people from other countries who are baffled by the gmos in our food.

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 11, 2015, 9:46 am

    That salad looks amazing!!

  • Amanda September 11, 2015, 10:20 am

    That picture with the plant and the child is really interesting to me. When I taught 6th grade, I had a discussion with my students about how refined sugar is different than the glucose that plants make through photosynthesis. One of my students asked that we test it by giving one plant water and another plant sugar water. Of course, the sugar water plant turned brown, then died, then got moldy, lol, while the other plant kept right on trucking. That’s all it took to have them convinced. After that, many of them changed their breakfasts to fruit because they wanted natural sugars!

  • Mary September 11, 2015, 10:27 am

    Check out Fed Up on Netflix, it is also a documentary about sugar and childhood obesity. It is SO good, very eye-opening!

  • Rachel September 11, 2015, 10:31 am

    I’ve read some pretty scathing criticism of That Sugar Film (and also Fed Up, which I’ve actually watched and wasn’t that impressed). Basically, the creators of the film have very little scientific or nutrition credentials, and bend the truth to make themselves and their film look scientific. Here’s a good article:

    • Caitlin September 11, 2015, 1:58 pm

      Thanks for this! I always love to read opposing opinions.

  • Roxanne September 25, 2015, 1:44 am

    I watched the film and it was really an eye opener to us. We really should be vigilant of these sneaky sugars that threatens to ruin our health. I stopped consuming artificial sugars and only focus on the healthy ones like fruits.

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