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Obesity: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Catalogue Number:  600342
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  20
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today's teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles. Another segment looks in on an entire family trying to stem the tide of obesity. Teens will also see how a "fat camp" operates and how teens there are trying to get healthier.

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