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Way Beyond Weight

Runtime: 83m 43s | Release date: 2012

This film features: Jamie Oliver.

Why are there so many obese children in Brazil? What are the responsibilities of parents, the government, and schools? Why is industry so silent? This documentary bravely answers these and other questions, encouraging the viewer to think about their own eating habits, that of their children and family, and of our society.

Featuring:

Jamie Oliver
Amit Goswami
Frei Betto
Ann Cooper
William Dietz
Walmir Coutinho

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Janice Schriber | 5 months, 3 weeks ago
So heartbreaking. Children are dying because the parents do not know they are doing something wrong for their children. We must find a way to educate with kindness, yet strong enough to get the message across.
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Dalia Bridi | 6 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a very depressing documentary. The fact that a parent will give a soda to a baby shows that the big problem here is education. I feel sorry for all these kids. Being poor is not the only cause. My dad grow up in a poor family in North Africa but he had very good food all his life cause his parents were farmers and knew about food/nutrition. These parents need help, they obviously have no knowledge about health/nutrition. Also, no exercise in schools? ? This is craziness!
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Leeanne Hibbert | 8 months, 1 week ago
I am so glad we live here in Australia and not there with all of the advertising towards children with regard to food. Having said that obesity is a problem here as well. I don't think it is the advertising perse I think it is the parents and the way they live their lives, working long hours, too tired to cook when they get home. Too easy to get something out!!!
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Linda Dickerson | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Parents need to develop a backbone and remember they are the parents. If they set the tone with healthy choices by preparing and eating good nutritional food then kids learn that is the way to eat. It sickens me to think that kids today will have a shortened and unwell future if something does not change.
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Marina Edgar | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Very well done documentary but oh so sad what this world had come to and the big companies could care less as long as the money rolls in. Once more "Man's inhumanity to man".
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Anna L | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
I am going to try to watch this , but it makes me angry that these parents in the beginning of this video, let their child become that big, THIS is entirely their fault.. and no one else's. Look at the parents, the man is eating bread and coke, then wants some of the boys chips.. so the child is going to act the same way.. @3:08 .. seems to have no discipline in this family.. hope the rest of the film isnt like this.. I will continue to watch.. just to see the rest.
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eliane | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
I am originally from Brazil and appreciate immensely this documentary. Thank you FMTV!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
You are most welcome, Eliane! Thanks for watching :) ~ Iris
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Gian Chopra | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
I am surprised that these parents have't the brains or the common sense to think that drinking soda and or candy isn't natural. I am sure that these same parents weren't eating that way 30-40 years ago...American companies have targeted the poor in Latin America because they know its going to work and get kids hooked. In Europe targeting kids with ads on the television isn't allowed ! Its going to take thousands of premature deaths for someone to wake up...sadly !
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Anna L | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | Edited 8 months, 2 weeks ago
dont blame American companies for the kids poor choices ... its the parents responsibility to feed the kids .. they make the choices.. not KIDs.. and if you let the kids run you , then you shouldn't be parents. SIMPLE. I am not taking up for bad food companies, but the blame goes on the parents , until they get older to do it on their own.. then its their own fault.
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