Last week we asked you to weigh in on a video called “Rewind the Future,” which targets the childhood obesity epidemic. Many of you submitted comments to us—thank you! While comments online have come out strongly in favor and opposed to the video, the responses you shared with us were overwhelmingly in favor of the basic message the video shares.
Here is a taste of what you had to say:
- “Thank you so much for sharing this video. I think it is magnificent. We need to be shocked into a wake-up call about our daily routines, behaviors and habits. We are in a health crisis and people still are not relating how choosing convenience over health is connected to adult disease.” – Maureen Mercho
- “I love it. I can see why some don’t—it demonstrates where personal responsibility comes into play for the problem, and many just don’t want to accept that. But it’s highly educational, and the public needs to hear it. Ignorance is not an acceptable excuse. Yeah, it’s ‘in your face.’ We need that.” – Keltcie Delamar
- “That was powerful and sobering. The truth hurts, but it is still the truth!” – Joan Rowland
- “Thanks for posting the video. I think there’s more reality to the video than most would want to admit. You certainly took all the unhealthy activity of a man over 30 years of his life and compressed it into a two-minute video, but that’s exactly what an early heart attack is—your lifetime habits compressed into a likely life-ending two minute incident.” – Chris Klein
- “I think good health begins at home with the parent ultimately responsible for the healthy development of their children. Unfortunately, in today's fast paced world, even a parent's best intentions can sometimes go unrealized. For those parents, this is a must watch.” – Mike Heppert
- “This video is a wakeup call, not a vilification of parents. I'm a parent and I was not offended. I have experienced most of these things. The one that stuck out to me was candy rewards at school...which have helped teach my daughter to reward herself with sweets when she does something good. I didn't teach her that. I'm excited that it is causing such a stir. That means people are paying attention! Get angry, but then get with the program, make some changes and get healthy!” – Michelle Smith