On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity (video)

Please do NOT watch this video with young children.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and helping food-insecure families is a challenge. Food policy like the Farm Bill can play a big role in the solution. Please share this important video with friends and if you would like a free DVD Screening Kit to host a screening, you can order one for free till we run out!

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Randi Levin
Randi Levin3 years ago

Lorna, it is not up to the Govt. to deal with obesity as the Govt. involvements costs us all a grand fortune. However yes it is up to the parents to forfeit the ease of prepackaged crap--disguised as food yet loaded with chemicals and begin to cook all naturally from scratch again as parents have done for generations to date.
They also need to stop tempting thier children with more fattening offerings to behave as the child then learns that bheaviroal is associated with food.

For more info on how to avoid childhood obesity at home see: www.lovemorefeedless.com
Recipes are also available to help you as a parent get started!

Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

KS Goh
KS Goh3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Alicia N.
Alicia N.4 years ago


Norma V.
Norma Villarreal4 years ago

It's up to all of us to encourage healthy lifestyles and take action.

Gloria Morotti
Gloria Morotti4 years ago

It certainly is a sad situation when cheap food is more fattening than healthy food.

Aurolyn L.
Aurolyn L.4 years ago

Ad for McDonalds Happy Meal ins the sidebar... sigh.

Bruce Van Tassell

The most shocking thing is that so many of these children have fat parents thinking I guess it is alright for them to follow in their over crowded shoes.

Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.4 years ago

Thanks! Its not just the farm bill, but its the parents, teachers, schools, grocers, etc. Everyone in society has a responsibility to encourage and lead healthier lifestyle choices. If schools continue to serve junk and sell junk in vending machines, then, what do we expect? If parents serve junk at home, what do we expect? If the community does nothing to make more positive changes, what do we expect? If they continue to cut physical education programs and feed them junk, we're basically setting them up for failure healthwise. We need to make a shift in attitudes towards the type of lifestlye we really want to lead and follow through here in North America, otherwise, we'll continue to gain weight.