Obesity is a national epidemic in America today, and the future is not looking brighter. American kids have become addicted to junk foods, do not get proper exercise, suffer from sleep deprivation and live a generally unhealthy lifestyle. They stand to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. In Honey, We're Killing the Kids, TLC aims to tackle a national crises head on. Using the latest computer technology to visually "morph" young children through to middle age, parents get a sometimes shocking look at their sons and daughters at age 40. This groundbreaking series follows families as they are given a challenging new health regime by a top nutritionist, and more importantly, the chance for a healthier future. Will they embrace it, or will they continue on their unhealthy path? EPISODE 5 - Rickard family- Mom and Dad eat a lousy diet, and surprise, surprise - so do the kids. Anthony loves football, but his size is a real problem. To say that the kids rule the roost here is an understatement - Mom and Dad even sleep in separate rooms to make life easier for the kids! Lisa's family challenges include demanding that the parents quit smoking and insisting that the boys take up boxing. She also provides them with a family experience of outdoor survival training instead of being glued to their favorite football team on TV. This is a difficult struggle- a story where some of the challenges simply prove too difficult to overcome.
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