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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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Alex K | 1 month, 4 weeks ago | Edited 1 month, 4 weeks ago
This is more a documentary showing the parents are failing to act like good parents. They all are living by excuses. It always starts from the top down. It is heartbreaking what these parents are doing. I agree that its not right all the advertising of garbage to the kids but its always been like that. If they acted like responsible parents and set the example for their kids and stop blaming others and making excuses this would not be an issue. Are they parents or puppets?
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Janice Schriber | 1 year, 4 months 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 | 1 year, 5 months 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 | 1 year, 7 months 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 | 1 year, 7 months 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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Alex K | 1 month, 4 weeks ago
The opening scene had me laughing as I recalled growing up that would have never worked with my parents!
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Marina Edgar | 1 year, 7 months 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 | 1 year, 7 months 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 | 1 year, 7 months ago
I am originally from Brazil and appreciate immensely this documentary. Thank you FMTV!
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 year, 7 months ago
You are most welcome, Eliane! Thanks for watching :) ~ Iris
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