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The Kids Menu

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Engaging, smart docu includes kids in food decision-making.

Movie NR 2016 88 minutes
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This film is a welcome relief from doomsayers who cry "childhood obesity" and have no fixes. It's informative and confident that change is possible, and it offers positive, viable solutions. It's heartening to see the progress that has been made in raising awareness about dietary choices, health, and wellness. One of the mantras of The Kids Menu is, "If we don't make time for health, we'll have to make time for sickness," and watching a wide variety of kids who actually "get" that notion and care is promising. Kudos to Joe Cross for highlighting these programs, the staffers, and the kids. There's too much information and talk here for most younger kids, but middle grades and up should learn more than a little something and actually be entertained in the process.

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