We're getting real about food as we celebrate the release of Fed Up, a documentary about kicking added sugar out of our diets and our children's. Out of the 600,000 food items in America's grocery stores, 80 percent of them have added sugar, according to Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco. We don't want that for ourselves, or our kids, so we're taking the Fed Up Challenge to cut out sugar (including honey, molasses, agave and sugar substitutes) for 10 days. We're ditching sauces, yogurts and any other processed foods that have added sugar. Join us as we read labels and swap out sodas and bars for whole fruits and sparkling waters.
Share your experience with mom.me by using the #FedUpChallenge and #nosugarmomme hashtags on Instagram and Twitter.
Check out the videos below to see how we are faring.
Cerentha Harris, lead editor
Laura Clark, senior editor
Anne-Marie O'Neill, general manager
April Peveteaux, editor (prepping for the challenge!)
And this is what April's kids said when they heard the WHOLE family was doing the challenge...