Tuesday June 1, 2010 | Childhood Obesity & The Fat Boy ChroniclesMay 27, 2010 at 8:41 am | Posted in Coming Up | 9 Comments
Blockbuster movies hit screens as school is out for the summer, but Charlotte-area students will be watching a lesser-known, but important film called The Fat Boy Chronicles. Based on a book of the same name, the film follows the travels of an obese 9th grader in a thin-obsessed world. UNC Charlotte, CMS, Carolinas Medical Center and others are on board to sponsor the film’s screening and to bring awareness to the stigma and health effects of obesity. We’ll find out about the movie and what CMS is doing to combat childhood obesity.
Mike Buchanan – Co-Author and Screenwriter, The Fat Boy Chronicles
Libby Safrit – Executive Director, Teen Health Connection
Debra Kaclik – Director of Arts, Health and Physical Education at CMS
- The Fat Boy Chronicles website
- Amazon | The Fat Boy Chronicles by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan
- The Fat Boy Chronicles premieres at UNC Charlotte Wed. June 2nd at 6:30