If you’d like to learn more about food and nutrition, you might try watching some television. Netflix, to be specific. You will find there numerous informative documentaries that you could find particularly helpful. 

Super Size Me:  Dating back to 2004, Super Size Me might be considered the patriarch of food or nutrition documentaries. Morgan Spurlock transforms on camera throughout 30-days as he eats McDonald’s daily. 

Food, Inc: This is an insightful look at the food journey from farm to table. Be ready to become horrified at the corruption the film discusses.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret: This delves into the impact of food on our environment. Executive Producer Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with filmmaker Kip Anderson to produce this insightful look at issues like deforestation as a result of the animal industry.

In Defense of Food: Michael Pollan, the author behind The Omnivore’s Dilemma follows up with the PBS documentary, In Defense of Food. It’s an adaption of his book on healthy eating. 

Food Chains: The Revolution in America’s Fields: Laborers often work under unimaginable conditions and this movie highlights their work.   

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead: if you want to learn more about the role of food and diet play in weight, this one is for you! Watch how a 300-lb man loses weight on a 60-day juice cleanse. 

Forks Over Knives: This is documentary advocates for a vegan diet. Its director, Lee Fulkerson, switches to a plant-based diet for six months, and the results will surprise some. Before you scoff, you might want to watch as the film makes its case to viewers with solid research.

Fed Up: Learn about the dangers of white sugar and high fructose syrup and the growing obesity problem in the United States. Narrated by Katie Couric, several prominent figures appear in the film.