CAMDEN — January is traditionally the time of year when people make grand resolutions to eat healthier. However, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get started (especially with a cabinet full of sweets that you received as holiday gifts). On Friday, Jan. 21, at 4 p.m., the Camden Public Library’s Friday Film Club will meet on Zoom to discuss the films “Forks Over Knives” (2011, 1 hr. 36 min.) and “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” (2010, 1 hr. 37 min.), two striking documentaries about healthy eating that may just help you stay the course. The films should be watched prior to the online discussion. Email to request a Zoom link for the discussion and details for how to watch the films.

The widely acclaimed film “Forks Over Knives” compares the Western diet with that of other countries, which have lower rates of cancer and heart disease. It challenges authorities who seem to be ignoring the link between meat and dairy consumption and disease in order to protect the status quo in the U.S. and touts the benefits of plant-based foods.

The documentary “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” follows Joe Cross on his journey to find a more natural way to cope with a debilitating autoimmune disease. With doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Cross traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days.

The Friday Film Club meets on third Fridays to discuss a wide variety of movies and documentaries. New members are always welcome. More information about this and other Camden Public Library programs can be found at