Honey We're Killing the Kids!

The Learning Channel has a new reality TV show called Honey We're Killing the Kids that premiered last night. The show's website describes it like this:

In each family, the children's eating habits have spiraled out of control into a diet of nonstop junk food - sugar, snacks, processed food- and huge, oversized portions. Coupled with a lack of exercise and sleep, this lifestyle means the kids are not only hyper and unruly, they are at serious risk of becoming overweight and developing high-blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

Honey We're Killing the Kids! offers a startling look at the causes of America's childhood obesity epidemic and issues a critical wake-up call for parents. In the series, nutrition expert Dr. Lisa Hark shows how everyday choices can have long-term impacts on children, and offers both the motivation and the know-how to help turn these families' lives around. Using state-of-the-art computer imaging and certified assessments based on measurements and statistics, Dr. Hark first gives Mom and Dad a frightening look at the possible future faces of their children - and a dramatic reality check. Then, introducing her new guidelines and techniques, Dr. Hark works with parents to reverse course and give their kids a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

The family then has three weeks to overhaul its bad habits under the direction of Dr. Hark, who delivers a set of life-altering rules with the aim of completely transforming the children's future health and lifestyle. Dr. Hark's rules are straightforward and simple - rules like "Sack the sugar," "Family eats together," "Set a bedtime routine," "Limit television hours" and "Exercise together" are introduced each week.


CNN has a video report on the show which you can watch online.

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Louise - April 15, 2006 11:29 PM

That's pretty funny!

Did you see the ads by California's First 5 Commission against childhood diabetes?

Rob Reiner just resigned as chairman of the commission -I'd like to think he had a hand in the ads - they are EXTREMELY funny!

Here's an article about the ads:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/16/BAG5VHP2V71.DTL&type=health

Louise - April 17, 2006 6:22 AM

Hi! I was mistaken on the comment above - the ad I saw WAS for Honey We're Killing the Kids!! It is an amazing ad, and an amazing show. I stayed up and watched part of it. It is a reality format. If I want to see reality TV, this is the scenario I'd like!

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