Forking over choices

The causes may be complicated, but the refrain is familiar: too many Americans are overweight. The extra bulk can come with burdens like disease, prescription drugs, increased health-care costs and a lower quality of life. The film Forks Over Knives examines this issue and its proposed solution: “rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.” See it at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street) July 1 through July 7 (view the trailer at, and then reassess: Is the momentary joy of, say, ice cream worth the consequences to the environment and one’s self? If the answer to that requires a frozen-dessert substitute, Safeway Select’s fat- and dairy-free chocolate sorbet should make for a tasty transition.