The student body

Michael Webber, 1970-, Bailey Webber

DVD - 2017

In an effort to address the obesity epidemic, in the USA 20 states mandate that students their body mass index (BMI) tested in order to gauge the student population's "health," even though BMI does not distinguish between muscle weight and fat weight. Notification letters are being sent to students whose body mass do not fall within a narrow range deemed "acceptable" by the state government, essentially telling children--some as young as kindergarten--that they are fat. ...When a determined sixth-grader in Ohio voices her protest against the "Fat Letters," student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take her fight to the highest levels of government. A documentary about two girls who take a stand against bullying and government oversight, while exploring the complex and controversial truths behind the childhood obesity debate.

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Subjects
Genres
Documentary films
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Gravitas Ventures [2017]
Edition
Widescreen
Language
English
Item Description
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
Wide screen.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD.
Production Credits
Music, Paul Brill, Michael Leonhart.
Other Authors
Michael Webber, 1970- (-), Bailey Webber (film director)