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VegFest to film “What the Health”

VegFest to Screen “What the Health” Investigative Documentary at UUSD on June 8, 7 p.m.;
Appetizers at 6 p.m.

Rehoboth VegFest and the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD) will co-sponsor the showing of the documentary What the Health on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. 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 – 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 towards a plant-based diet finding that vegan cuisine is not only delicious, but nutritionally sound. Also, Linda Miller, a Juice Plus distributor, will share information and juice samples prior to the film.

Appetizers are $10 per person. Tickets can be reserved here. 

“What the Health” shares frightening truths about the connections between worldwide health issues such as heart attacks, obesity, and diabetes and a meat-based diet. For example, there are 350 million people suffering from diabetes worldwide, and one out of every three Medicare dollars is spent on diabetes. In the U.S., obesity, which is intertwined with the other health issues, diabetes, and heart failure, is on the rise, with two-thirds of the population either overweight or obese.

The directors, Keegan Kuhn and Kip Anderson, 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,” says 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, says, “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. Rehoboth VegFest draws locals and tourists alike to feast on the amazing plant-based offerings from vendors such as Indigo, Rehoboth’s only Indian cuisine, and Hari Cameron’s a(muse) and grandpa (MAC). The Saturday, June 9 festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the highlight of the VegRehoboth weekend, which starts with the film screening and concludes with Sunday brunch at Fork & Flask at Nage. Reservations for this Vegan Brunch can be made by calling 302-226-2037.