26 Apr '12, 12pm

Bullying, Obesity and a Young Cook | Care2 Causes

Bullying, Obesity and a Young Cook | Care2 Causes

Bullying, childhood obesity, teaching kids to prepare and eat healthy food, technology and learning: This story touches on all of these. Two years ago, Marshall Reid of Sanford, North Carolina, was ten years old and in the fourth grade. His BMI was 32.3 (for adults, a BMI over 30 means one is obese ; BMI numbers differ for children depending on their age). After another child told him simply “you’re fat,” Marshall decided to take action. As the New York Times recounts, Marshall told his mother, Alex Reid, that he wanted to do “the opposite of ‘Super Size Me’ ” and attempt what he called “Portion Size Me “: In contrast to Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the detrimental effects of a month of eating only McDonald’s, Marshall and his mother hatched on a plan of make YouTube videos of Marshall cooking new meals . These videos were meant to help share Marshall’s efforts with...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/bullying-obesity-young-cook.html

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