Obese: Not Me!
The combination of fast foods, jumbo-sized portions, inactivity and too much time spent playing video games and watching television, puts children at high risk for becoming obese. This program uses engaging vignettes to open kids' eyes to the realities of obesity and the things they can do to control their own general health and weight. After viewing the program students will recognize the three major behavioral causes of obesity, identify essential nutrients and what makes a healthy portion size, learn to read nutrition food labels on products to aid in making choices, understand the ill effects of obesity on body systems, and learn how to opt for healthier foods even at a fast-food restaurant. The accompanying pamphlet helps kids understand the new USDA Food Pyramid to help them make healthier food choices every day.