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Parents' Guide to

You Are What You Eat

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tough-talking nutritionist guides healthy changes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

I enjoy the show It really makes you realize how unhealthy you are. I'm trying to find Jillians recipies

I love the show Jillian is good at what she does! Keep up the good work!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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For the subjects, McKeith's information is a staggering dose of reality; some dissolve into tears when they're faced with their own shortcomings. In one episode, she analyzes (although just how closely she doesn't say...) her subject's bodily waste for more complete insights. The deadpan nutritionist isn't affected by the man's discomfort at hearing that his bowel movements are looser, more frequent, or, yes, even more odiferous than those of people with a well-rounded diet.

Bathroom talk aside, You Are What You Eat isn't likely to appeal to tweens. But if they do tune in, follow up with gentle reminders not to poke fun at people's appearances -- even to inspire change, as McKeith is sometimes known to do.

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