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 7 - Darnell family - Meet Desiree and Patrick. Charming children on first glance, the charm quickly fades to fury with these kids--who obsess over sugar, carbs and television, and can't seem to stop fighting with their bother to get off the couch. Daddy Patrick is off on the sidelines with a debilitating 100-hour workweek. He off at work, and leaves his kids to drive their mother Marinell to insanity. The result: two undisciplined kids who are more obese than 95% of kids their age, and a mom at her wits end who copes through smoking.
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