Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents The Kids Menu, a powerful documentary film exploring childhood obesity, premiering November 23, 2018.
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Filmmaker Joe Cross created Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, a documentary that chronicled his personal transformation. While promoting that film, he heard concerns from teachers, parents and health officials about childhood obesity, the amount of junk food children were consuming, and the lack of knowledge about healthy options.
Director Kurt Engfehr followed Cross as he worked to educate children and parents about healthier food options and as he spoke with teachers, trainers, school officials, the former White House Chef, and TV cooking host Rachael Ray. That experience became The Kids Menu.
The Kids Menu takes a deadly serious topic and covers it in a playful, high-spirited manner. The documentary incorporates animation to bring home the message that healthful eating can be fun. The result, an inspiring film that demonstrates that kids empowered with knowledge will often opt to follow a healthier path. It’s a must-see film for any parent—or anyone concerned about childhood obesity.
Award-winning editor and director Kurt Engfehr is based in New York. The Kids Menu director was the senior editor on Michael Moore’s Emmy-nominated show The Awful Truth and later won the American Cinema Editors award for best editing for the documentary Bowling for Columbine. Engfehr wrote and co-directed Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, which has been viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide, and has attracted an online community of more than a million followers.
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