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Title Junk Food Mums / Director: Hancock, Tim
Published Australia : ABC2, 2011
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Summary Despite repeated government warnings about junk food and the rising obesity rates, are some parents' ideas on diet putting their children's health at risk? Junk Food Mums focuses on three different British families; it shows the everyday difficulties they face with diets and attitudes to obesity, and follows them as they deal with their issues.Most parents want to do the best for their children, and some see nothing wrong in keeping their offspring happy by giving them junk food. But are they setting them up for major health problems as adults?For young mother of four Naeden, junk food is a way of life. She enjoys eating it herself and doesn't see the dangers of giving her children - all under five years old, an excessive fast food lifestyle. Their staple daily diet is burgers, chips and fizzy drinks, but husband Ricky worries that they are storing up problems for their children in the future.Sharon is 30 and weighs 37 stone, but insists she's happy being big. She has a great relationship with her 17-year-old step-daughter Kate, who is already a size 20 and doesn't see her size as a problem either. But as they try on dresses for Sharon's forthcoming wedding to Kate's dad Andrew, it appears that life as a large lady isn't all that it's cracked up to be.Meanwhile Debbie, mother of 13-year-old identical twins Sophie and Jolie, is running out of answers. Despite resorting to locking her chocolates in a security box, she can't stop her daughters over-eating and secretly buying junk food. As the girls are enrolled into a weight-loss camp, will it be enough to repair their relationship with mum and turn their lives around?PRODUCTION DETAILS:BBC Worldwide. A Spun Gold TV production for Sky Television. Executive producers Gill Wilson and Matt Drury
Event Broadcast 2012-07-04 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Junk food.
Obesity -- Health aspects.
Thyroid hormones -- Physiological effect.
Convenience foods -- Caloric content.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Hancock, Tim, director
Cloake, Jacqueline, cast