2002: Super-Sizing Our Kids

This WRAL ‘For the Children’ documentary examines childhood obesity. North Carolina health professionals discuss the problem and offer solutions. Overweight children tell their personal stories of trying to improve their health by making healthy lifestyle changes, along with their parents. Several community programs, that offer support for overweight and obese kids are also highlighted. Hosted by WRAL's Pam Saulsby, this locally produced documentary first aired in 2003 and won the North Carolina Prevention Award for Excellence in Media from the North Carolina Prevention Partners. WRAL's documentary was credited for explaining the overweight epidemic and influencing society with examples of positive lifestyle choices. This program also won AWRT's Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary.