New US documentary reveals obese children’s struggles
Bite Size, a new American film due to be released soon, will feature four children aged between 11 and 13 years old who have all been diagnosed as clinically obese.
The four kids, Emily, Moy, Davion, and Keanna, are all trying to lose weight by eliminating fatty foods and becoming more active. The youngsters are seen battling with everyday issues, including fighting obesity-related illness and bullying.
The show’s producers want to highlight the US obesity crisis, with the American Heart Association revealing that a third of children in the nation are overweight or obese.
The children have normal dreams for kids their age, but are being held back by their weight. For example, Davion wants to be on the school’s American football team, but his knees give out on him. He also has diabetes and tells the camera that he is a target for bullies.
Meanwhile, Keanna has taken up dance to become like her idol, Beyoncé. She willingly admits that she has an unhealthy relationship with food and “eats rapidly and eats everything”.
Moy loves to make his own movies, but his father tells him he is a couch potato.
Emily is the fourth star of the documentary, and has already lost a significant amount of weight at a specialist school. However, she struggles to maintain the improvements at home.
In the UK, teachers are trying to help kids make the right choices by offering healthy alternatives at the school tuckshop. Tyne and Wear is one of the regions taking part.
Bite Size will be released on 10th March via VOD, a video streaming service.
March 7, 2015
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