Filmmaker Joe Cross created Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, a documentary that chronicled his personal transformation, which has been viewed by more than 20 million people worldwide and has attracted an online community of more than a million followers. 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. The incredible response to screenings of the film inspired Cross to create “Reboot with Joe,” making the tools, information and support available to enable anyone to reclaim and maintain their well-being.
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 & Nearly Dead.
The Kids Menu is a feature documentary from the team that brought you Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. As filmmaker Joe Cross spent time traveling the world with his previous two films, he met thousands of people and one issue that came up again and again was what to do about the growing childhood obesity problem. In The Kids Menu, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem: the lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are, lack of access to healthy and affordable options and the influence of negative role models—whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity. All of this together seems to be a lot to overcome, but when empowered, kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path.
In this inspiring and hopeful documentary, we see amazing programs in action, inspiring individuals paving the way for change, but most of all—kids taking the lead in getting healthier options on their own menu.
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