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 3 - Penn-Behar family - Meet three precocious kids -sugar fanatics Jesse, Jara, and Zachary- who watch TV endlessly. Mom Jennifer can't stop them from sneaking candy, and their dad Yale works so much he has hardly a clue about what goes on in the home. Nutrition expert Dr. Lisa Hark turns their world upside down by completely transforming their diet, dramatically reducing their sugar intake, and helping them to be a family again. There is a lot of resistance along the way, including temper tantrums, a confrontation with grandparents, and a battle of wills between parents and children. They try all kinds of new activities - from relaxing yoga to strenuous rock climbing.
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