Way Beyond Weight

For the first in our history, children are having the same symptoms of disease as adults. From Heart and breathing problems to depression and type 2 diabetes, all these diseases are caused by obesity.

Way Beyond Weight is a documentary film that discusses how children worldwide are heavier and unhealthier than they should be. From Brazil to Kuwait, the levels of childhood obesity are outstandingly high.

Why are children carrying this extra weight? The industry, the marketers, the parents, the governments. Who is responsible for raising a healthy child?

Interviewing families, children and specialists from all over the world, Way Beyond Weight seeks to answer those questions in depth.

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  • Inukie Koji

    This is a really worthwhile documentary. I’m not a health nut or anything but theres some good information about how much sugar there can be crammed into processed food. I’m never going to eat snack cakes again. But more interestingly, there are lots of cute kids and gorgeous pictures of rural brazil. Also they have 3 hour school days for kids there. Just not fair man.

  • bringmeredwine

    This was an excellent doc, but I still found it a little too long (but that’s just my own attention span).
    There were many experts, even a physicist! Many of them had similar views on what the real problem was. I agreed with MOST of them, but not all.
    I was under the impression that children were starving in Brazil until I watched this.
    Shockingly, most of the kids where I live, and many adults, are also over-weight. It’s true that the healthy foods are expensive and can be time-consumeing to prepare, but you have to decide what is most important for you and your children.
    Between tv commercials, fast food joints and over-indulgent parenting styles, I think this situation is here to stay.
    My brother and I had to sneak our junk food until we were old enough to buy our own, but we were always in sports, “on the go” walking or biking to all our activities. We were never over-weight or tired because we usually ate really healthy food. My mom had to work so she taught us how to cook.
    We had to prepare supper and the whole family sat down together when my parents got home from work; and we weren’t “The Cleavers”, believe me!
    This was fifty years ago. When my parents said “No!” they meant it.
    It’s a pain in the ass to make up healthy meals everyday, but once you’re used to delicious, real food, the artificial stuff tastes awful!

  • plattekleppet

    Too much of anything is always a bad thing in the long run. I’m well over thirty and can eat what I want because I have enough exercise and do not over eat myself. It’s the lifestyle for sure!

  • El Uno

    thats just useless fuckin parenting

  • Dick Whale

    Shitty parents made that fat little tyrant.

  • americaisbroken

    THIS SO SICK…these parents need to be drawn and quartered! I see this daily welfare moms just buying up a bunch of junkfood, and you see their smelly fat ass sweaty kids and its gross and sad. EBT card=cart of chips soda and other nasty things. Dont buy it! Dont bring it in..simple as that..YES IT IS..i have 3 kids they want soda all the time, guess what? NO

    • Jac

      Exactly! I saw the same thing everyday when I was a cashier. It’s disgusting. And what also really urked me was that, there I was, working everyday and i couldn’t afford half the crap they were loading onto the belt. Ebt should have rules like wic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonnyp509 Jon Pendleton

    i will make your child healthy for you if you dont have the balls to. no high fructose corn syrup.

  • catherine

    “All cancers” caused by diet and obesity?? That is offensive, and misleading.

  • Ollie Embourne

    depression isn’t caused by obesity, son.