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Fat Like Me [electronic resource]: How to Win the Weight War

ABC News Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this ABC News special-produced in conjunction with Rodale Inc., publisher of Prevention and Men's Health magazines-nutritionists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other experts explore the causes of obesity, the physical and emotional damage it can do, and how parents and schools can team up to help kids improve their health. Also included is hidden-camera footage of a daring social experiment in which a slim teen, professionally made up to look obese, goes to school and experiences firsthand the abuse so often aimed at people who are overweight. A post-experiment discussion underscores the stigmatizing effect of intolerance while emphasizing the need for greater compassion. Correlates to the National Health Education Standards from the Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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40 min.
6 to 12
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
How to win the weight war
  • Teen Experiment: Slim to Obese (3:58)
  • Social Pain of Obesity (2:23)
  • Overweight Children and Their Families (3:05)
  • Parenting Styles and Obesity Prevention (4:31)
  • Obesity and Type II Diabetes (3:31)
  • Fat Parents/Fat Children (2:29)
  • Obesity and Parental Awareness (2:29)
  • Schools and Obesity (3:00)
  • Psychological and Social Implications of Obesity (3:43)
  • Fat People: Fair Game for Ridicule? (5:07)
  • CDC: Obesity is on the Rise (4:11)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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33071 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (40 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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