Author: Tom Naughton
Number Of Pages: 198
Publisher: Middle Road Pictures
No, we’re not telling kids their heads are fat. In his humorous documentary Fat Head, filmmaker Tom Naughton demonstrated that much of the official advice about healthy eating is wrong – so wrong that it’s created a record number of kids who are overweight, can’t concentrate in school, and have health problems kids should never experience. Many fans of the film (who call themselves “fat heads”) have shared the same thought with Naughton: I’m glad I finally lost weight and got healthy. But I wish someone had explained all this to me when I was a kid. My whole life would have been different.
Fat Head Kids explains what kids need to know about diet and health by taking them on a journey aboard a biological starship. By seeing how the crew members are programmed to respond to foods, kids learn what makes us fat (and no, it’s not just about calories), how bad food makes “boy boobs," why food sets our mood, and why industrial food causes health problems ranging from diabetes to ADHD. Finally, kids learn how their biological starship was programmed to thrive on the Planet of Real Foods.