Bite Size (iTunes/VOD)
“Bite Size” is a feature documentary that takes an intimate look at the obesity epidemic through the eyes of the children most at risk, following several kids, families, and educators across the country. They show us that losing weight is not just about changing the number on the scale but also about asking ourselves who we are and what we want to become.
The film presents a new perspective on this critical issue that transcends the data and statistics we hear every day, asking us to consider the consequences of our actions and legacy that we intend to leave for our children.
This is a terrific documentary that gives hope to kids who battle with their weight and diabetes. We meet various kids including Davion, 12, who wants to be a football player on the Wildcats team but who is dealing with diabetes and a weight problem. His heart for football and passion help drive him toward his goal, not to mention his coach, Coach Hatcher. Keanna is a girl who is determined to dance her way to weight loss. Emily attends a camp and has shed 80 pounds but still has setbacks. Moises, at age 11, loves to play video games and eat and his father battles with him to get active. Lisa Ross, a school counselor, works herself at not only motivating kids but motivating herself to drop off some pounds.
This DVD catches up with the kids a year later and it is inspiring to see how well they are doing. For example, Davion is playing football and has reversed his diabetes. This DVD illustrates the discipline needed, the exercise, and the wise choices needed in eating. It will inspire you that any goal is reachable with a bit of hard work and discipline. We are happy to award the DVD five Doves, our best rating. We are awarding it our Seal for ages twelve plus due to some sophisticated themes and tension between various people including a father and son but parents should consult our content chart and make their own informed decisions. Some kids under twelve would quite possibly enjoy and benefit from the DVD.