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        Our Supersized Kids: Childhood Obesity

        Childhood obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages, but no more so than in children ages 6 to 11. Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.

        KSPS's Our Supersized Kids delves into the issues causing the childhood obesity epidemic in the Pacific Northwest and around the country and what’s being done about it. Families struggling with obesity are profiled along with successful programs. 

        Use the video segments and discussion questions to help students explore the major causes of the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done about it. Visit KSPS Education for additonal educator resources.

        Our Supersized Kids - Introduction

        An introduction of the childhood obesity epidemic.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Is it Baby Fat or What?

        The Cordero family learns first-hand the difference between "baby fat" and being overweight.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Our Genes are Not Our Destiny

        Weight gain in children can be turned around when families actively change their eating habits.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Are the Risks the Same for Everyone?

        Minorities like the Torres Family often have a higher risk of obesity and its associated risks.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Countdown for Healthy Living

        Local programs like Countdown to Healthy Living provide easy-to-follow strategies to help families live healthier lifestyles.

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        Our Supersized Kids - The Helm Family

        A family struggles with childhood obesity.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

        Incremental changes in a family’s diet and lifestyle can drastically improve a child’s health.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Portion Distortion

        The growth in food portion sizes has aided the rise childhood of obesity.

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        Our Supersized Kids - You Are What You Eat

        The rise of processed foods is another factor in the rise of childhood obesity.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Eat Less, Move More

        Engaging in physical activity for at least sixty minutes a day can significantly curb weight gain in children.

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        Our Supersized Kids - A Weight-loss Journey

        A personal story of childhood obesity and weight loss in adulthood.

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        Our Supersized Kids - Conclusion

        Healthy eating-habits in children starts with caregivers.

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