ENCORE: Combating Dietary Misinformation, Part 1


Tom Naughton is an “edu-tainer,” committed to combating dietary misinformation in his books and films. After the recent success of his book and film “Fat Head,” he has written a sequel, "Fat Head Kids: Stuff About Diet and Health I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age." What has prompted the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes in our kids and adolescents? How to impart a message of healthy eating without stigmatizing overweight kids? Tom shares his personal background of fighting overweight, and how he ultimately conquered it; Who’s at fault, misguided “experts,” or gluttonous consumers? What’s wrong with government policies that influence food choices? Is more legislation the answer? Are programs like “Let’s Move” missing the point? What’s Tom’s quibble with Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me?” What’s Tom’s vision for a healthier America? Click HERE for part 2.

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