SURVIVING ABUNDANCE: Overweight Kids in Crisis airs this Wednesday, May 23 at 8 p.m. on WHRO-TV 15. It will be followed by a re-airing of WIRED FOR LIFE: Early Childhood Education at 8:30 p.m.
SURVIVING ABUNDANCE paints a grim picture for the future of overweight children unless systemic changes are made that support more healthy choices. The documentary also looks at area organizations’ efforts to provide more healthy environments for our children. The program was produced by the WHRO Center for Regional Citizenship in collaboration with the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH), a community partnership to promote health and prevent disease among all children in Hampton Roads. It was directed by Amy Broad of Rock Eagle Productions and is the second documentary from the Center to focus on childhood issues in Hampton Roads.
WIRED FOR LIFE, a 30-minute documentary that addressed the importance of quality early childhood education, particularly in the first five years of life, was first broadcast in 2006.