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Newspaper series following obese teens

The Sacramento Bee is doing a great 4-part series following 3 teens as they spend a school year at a new residential program geared towards overweight teens. While I don't fully agree with some of the things they are doing (calorie intake seems awfully low for the amount of activity they are doing, and entrees mentioned aren't the whole food selections I would like to see teens introduced to) it is a very thoughtful and well-done series. I love seeing the teens empowered by the changes in their bodies and feeling hope for the first time in their young lives.


Tue. Oct 24, 11:42am

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blech. There should be a warning about this link before clicking.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 11:43 AM

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what kind of warning???

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 11:45 AM

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 11:49 AM

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you are an ass! these are kids who are actually trying to do something about their weight and health.

Your life isn't over yet 11:43.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 12:07 PM

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i'm an ass because i don't like seeing videos of people who are 400 pounds? then the whole country is too. last time i watched tv, i only saw semi aneorexics.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 12:54 PM

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12:54 poster, if seeing obese individuals bothers you so much-why did you click on the video? Too troublesome to read the text and maybe have some compassion for teens in pain? Maybe these kids should have drowned it in drugs and alcohol, or acted out hatefully like yourself instead of using food-easier for you to not to have to see such distasteful body images.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 1:30 PM

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I just read the first 3 chapters and can't wait to see tomorrow's chapter. To the person who is so judgemental...... I wish I could be as sweet and perfect as you.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 2:16 PM

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I think this is an amazing chance for these teens. Its about time something like this has been introduced. You can tell from the way these kids carry themselves now how much better they feel about themselves. To the negative poster, you should be ashamed. I bet you were one of those kids who teased other kids with weight problems, didn't you mother ever tell you if you have nothing nice to say don't say it at all? We have become the fattest nation, even people who come from thin nations are expanding here. This is very sad. I just read something about schools doing away with contact games on the playground, horrible decision if you ask me. Not only are the food choices in school horrible and unhealthy, when better options wouldn't cost any more, but now they want no contact playground activity. If I'm not mistaken its the contact activity that usually requires moving, running, etc. Other people in other countries must laugh when they read this crap. Thanks to all the liberals and other parents not willing to take a stand in fear of hurting someones feelings. No wonder so many are choosing to go to private schools.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 2:48 PM

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That's the point. I wanted a warning before I clicked on the link.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 3:53 PM

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Wow!! This was a fascinating article. I was bummed when I didn't get to read the last chapter!!
11:43 poster-What's the problem? It must be really hard to be a kid and be that big. It's wrong to make fun of them. At least they're doing something about their weight issues.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 4:29 PM

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