Parents' Guide to

Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Kids work hard to combat obesity in frank reality show.

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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

I love Taneisha

I love the show, especially Taneisha. That young lady is such an iinspiration. She is focused and motiivated to do well and lets nothing get her down. I think it should show us as parents/grandparents that state of bad health that our young people are in. We want them to outlive us so we need to be able to set a positive environment for our kids NOW to end childhood obesity.

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Great role models
age 17+

not pleased with message

I watched the show where the two oys were reprimanded for throwing things at each other. instead of giving one kid 1 week with nothing to do, how about some supervised exercises> or a paper on how this experience will help later in life? sitting alone for a week is a bad message for doing nothing. nothing!The title is self defeating.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Too Fat for 15 offers an intimate look at the difficult journey that these young adults are taking toward changing their lives. Wellspring's acclaimed immersion program is designed to isolate students from a world that fuels their unhealthy habits in order to help them make better lifestyle choices; as a result, the show is as much as about the program's success as it is about the triumphs and setbacks of the kids participating in it.

Watching the kids struggle through Wellspring's program isn't easy, but overall the underscores how their struggles will lead to a healthier and happier life. It also highlights the complicated factors that led to their weight gain in the first place, including fatty food consumption, a sedentary lifestyle, low self-esteem, and addiction. Their efforts to reclaim their lives are inspirational, but the show acts as a sobering reminder of the consequences of the obesity epidemic plaguing America's children.

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