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Diabetes expert to speak after film at BUEI

Debbie Jones, chairwoman of the Bermuda Diabetes Association, is to take part in a question-and-answer session following Sunday's screening of the award-winning investigative documentary Sugar Coated at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.

The documentary explores the sweetening of our food supply over the past 40 years, the resulting rise in the incidences of chronic disease — and the sugar industry's tactics as they seek to protect their multibillion dollar empire.

Sara McKittrick, the Association's educator, said: “The Bermuda Diabetes Association is fully supportive of opportunities like this to educate the public about health issues, in particular with a topic like this which is so relevant to the situation we are in today, a battle between the food industry and those trying to halt the global rise of chronic disease brought about by poor dietary habits.

The film, which won an award for Best Social/Political Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards, begins at 5.15pm. Tickets, $15, are available from Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI or by calling 294-0204.

Debbie Jones, chairwoman of the Bermuda Diabetes Association (File photograph)

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Published June 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm (Updated June 17, 2016 at 3:39 pm)

Diabetes expert to speak after film at BUEI

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