|Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (One Direction: This Is Us and Super Size Me) continues his mission to raise awareness about what we eat with the new interactive Super Size Me: What Are We Eating? App available for iOS devices beginningSeptember 17, 2013. With this special app, consumers have instant and GPS -aware access to restaurant nutritional information presented by Ron English’s beloved character, MC Supersized.
Super Size Me: What Are We Eating automatically detects the nearest restaurants and exposes nutrition facts from a large and growing community database of menus from America’s best-known chains. In addition to location-based menu guidance, the application allows users to use quick indexes to view daily value percentages, facts, and nutritional advisories for tens of thousands of menu items, streamlining access to health information. Requests can be submitted for additional restaurants or menu items to be added to the Super Size Me: What Are We Eating database.
“With the Super Size Me: What Are We Eating app we wanted to make sure nutrition information was readily available for everyone to access as they make their dining decisions,” states Spurlock. “We also wanted it to be fun at the same time as informative, so we created MC Supersized to help people make healthy choices.”
The interactive app features tools for families and individuals alike to better manage their health and dietary needs by allowing users to combine items and feed them to MC Supersized to view meal or daily totals. Special features include excerpts from the Oscar® nominated film SUPER SIZE ME that are unlocked by exploring menus and meeting challenges. Users can also share meals and nutritional facts with friends and family over text, email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Super Size Me: What Are We Eating? Is available in the iTunes App Store beginning September 17, 2013.
The Super Size Me: What Are We Eating? App was developed by General UI, a mobile software company founded in 2009.
About Morgan Spurlock
Morgan Spurlock is a New York based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for best feature documentary. Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX television series, “30 Days;” and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?; Confessions of a Superhero; Czech Dream; Chalk; The Future of Food; What Would Jesus Buy?; the WGA Award and Emmy nominated “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!;” Freakonomics; POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold; Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope, and Mansome. Morgan’s current television show “Inside Man” is airing on CNN. And his latest feature film – One Direction: This Is Us, a 3D documentary following the world’s most successful boy-band, One Direction, opened as the number one box office film in the US on its opening weekend in September.