Our Supersized Kids: What Can We Do?

A KSPS production

Original broadcast Oct 5, 2013

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Childhood Obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages but not nearly as much as in children ages 6 to 11.

Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.

At younger and younger ages, Doctors are treating children with significant medical complications related to being obese, such as, Type-2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and elevated Cholesterol. 

We're at risk of raising supersized kids who may live sicker and die younger than the generation before them.

Many parents believe their child's excess weight is just "baby fat." They've concluded their child is normal after eyeballing his or her overweight peers.  This is a serious misconception. An overweight child usually grows up to be an obese adult.

 "Our Supersized Kids" profiles four families whose grade school children are overweight or obese.  Each of these families are actively working to help their child turn around an out-of-control weight gain.  The documentary highlights their struggles and successes, along with providing helpful tips from Pediatricians.

 

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Thank you to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital for supporting production of this program. 


Resources

  • Let's Move!  First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids

  • CDC's Healthy Youth website-Tools and Resources for Schools and Families


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