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Bite Size

Runtime: 89m 50s | Release date: 2014

America’s battle against childhood obesity is an issue too big for many to fully comprehend. With one in three children overweight, this epidemic is sweeping our nation at an unforgiving rate. But in spite of these odds, "Bite Size" showcases the stories of four inspiring kids from diverse backgrounds who are fighting for their health one day at a time - proving that it’s not just about the number on a scale. What really matters is learning what keeps you active and makes you happy.

Featuring:
Davion Bland
Moy Gutierrez
Emily Patrick
KeAnna Pollard
Alexandra Wright

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Bondi Chefette | 4 months ago
How can I help families in my Community?
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Kylie Power | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Shows the obstacles that some communities and some young people have to face just to eat healthy. It is not easy and takes time and lots of support. It is sad that funding for positive change programs in America seems so inadequate, but with wonderful individuals determined to educate and support young people there is hope! The football coach, the school counsellor so very important - however we must educate the parents if we are to see long lasting change. Overweight and obesity is a complex issue that needs a whole of life approach not a one off fix. Great documentary - lots to take away!
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Karelle | FMTV | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for watching, Kylie! We're glad to know that you love the film. :) ~ Karelle
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Nadia Hakim | 6 months ago
great doc and very well made! it's necessary also to watch a documentary that doesn't show the almost magical process of what happens when people have all the tools at hand, but when there is a struggle to get those tools and the hard process of changing when your context doesn't keep up with that change. Sad, but so true for the vast majority!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 6 months ago
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Nadia. It is greatly appreciated :) ~ Joyce
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Lesli | 6 months ago
This made me very sad. Those overweight, sedentary parents telling their kids to move and to stop eating watermelon of all things?? Why doesn’t she like to run, asks the mom who doesn’t run. Searching her room for food is only going to make her sneak more. This is good intention but terribly damaging approach.
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Sally Jackson | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Wow, this film was really well done. The determination of some of these children was amazing and as moy said toward the end "parents can learn from their kids sometimes too!". What a different life it seems to be for many in the U.S.... my experience and my child's experience with food, exercise and gaming is worlds apart. I literally have to ask my 11 year old boy to come in off the trampoline or the skate park etc as he wears himself out from hours & hours of fun and activity.
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Liz Kennedy | 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Great film. I watched it with my 10yr old Son, he actually cried when he saw the boy fall when he was trying g to keep up with the other kids running. He said he couldn’t watch it all because it was too sad. The thing that really stood out for me was that the parents really didn’t seem to understand how they had influenced their kids lifestyles. Very sad that they seemed to be shaming the kids for living the lifestyles that they had been taught by them, the parents who are saying that the kids need to be healthier.
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 7 months, 1 week ago
Thanks for sharing, Liz! The movie is emotionally intense :) but we really need to get the parents educated on the importance of teaching their kids healthy eating and exercise from an early age. ~ Jasmin
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Candice Lazecky | 7 months ago
Right? Way too much "they should be responsible for themselves" and not enough parenting! We teach them to walk, how to talk, and then what? Our job is done and they just miraculous have all the answers? At what point did (some) of these parents decide that their job was done? Good enough doesn't equal good. Very frustrating to watch but also important for people to see what some kids have stacked against them.
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