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Documentary: Way Beyond Weight

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  • In the documentary <i>Way Beyond Weight</i>, childhood obesity around the globe is explored via interviews with parents, government officials, school representatives, nutrition advocates and the children themselves
  • Childhood obesity is a global epidemic; in both the US and Brazil, one-third of kids are overweight or obese and at risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes
  • Soda and fruit drinks are one likely culprit, with many kids drinking them daily, and some parents unaware that the latter is harmful
  • The processed-food industry targets kids using toys and animated characters, luring them in from a very young age and hooking them on their addictive junk foods
  • Many families also struggle with a lack of access to fresh whole foods, and a lack of education about which foods are truly healthy

By Dr. Mercola

In the US, one-third of children aged 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. It’s an epidemic that reaches far beyond US soil, however.

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