Rehoboth Beach VegFest and the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will co-sponsor the showing of the documentary "What the Health" at 7 p.m., Friday, June 8, at UUSD, 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes. Healthy desserts and a moderated discussion will follow the film. The screening is open to the public at no charge with donations gratefully accepted.
Prior to the movie, Casey Lyn Cutler from Mind Body Spoon will share unique and delicious vegan appetizers at 6 p.m. for $10. Cutler is a board-certified integrative nutrition coach who works with her clients to invigorate and revitalize their lives. She assists them in moving toward plant-based diets as they find that vegan cuisine is not only delicious, but nutritionally sound. Also, Linda Miller, a Juice Plus distributor, will share product information and samples prior to the film.
To reserve tickets, go to www.vegrehoboth.org and choose Friday Events VegFest Info. Appetizers are $10 per person. Donations can also be made to support Rehoboth Beach VegFest.
“What the Health” shares frightening truths about the connections between worldwide health issues such as heart attacks, obesity, and diabetes, and meat-based diets. For example, there are 350 million people suffering from diabetes worldwide. In the U.S., obesity is on the rise, with two-thirds of the population either overweight or obese.
Directors Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen also produced and directed “Cowspiracy,” and were committed to continue to expose the painful reality of factory farming and its primary role in environmental destruction and major health problems worldwide. They interviewed many well-known researchers, scientists, and doctors to gain as comprehensive a picture as possible.
The film is instructive, harrowing, and at times even funny. “If you’re even slightly curious about the connections between what’s on your plate, how you look and feel, and what is happening in the world, come see ‘What the Health,’” said VegRehoboth President Tara Sheldon. “What the filmmakers have uncovered is genuinely shocking. Our world needs this information!”
Susan Goekler, chair of UUSD’s Social & Environmental Justice Committee, said, “UUSD is again proud to support Rehoboth Beach VegFest for the second straight year by co-sponsoring this important film. UUSD’s mission is to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice, and strive for a loving world.”
Rehoboth Beach VegFest, which is celebrating its sixth year, is the premier event of VegRehoboth. VegFest continues to grow with exhibitors, speakers, and vendors of food and clothing, jewelry, artwork and more. The festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, is the highlight of the VegRehoboth weekend, which starts with the film screening and concludes with Sunday brunch at Fork & Flask at Nage.