Soul Food Junkies: Changing Attitudes On Comfort Food

Mar 23, 2016

According to a report last year by the group The State of Obesity, black adults in Georgia have a 10% higher obesity rate compared to white adults. That gap is slightly lower than the national average. Soul food is a major staple in Southern culture, particularly among African-Americans. Is it to blame for obesity rates and other health disorders? We dig into that question with filmmaker Byron Hurt, who is behind the documentary “Soul Food Junkies". We  also check in with Athens-based dietitian Connie Crawley and Sade Anderson of the nutrition nonprofit group, Oldways.