Trailer for The Weight of the Nation

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Quiz Ed! Watch Now

"Quiz Ed!" tests the nutrition and physical activity knowledge of students of varying ages and activity levels to inspire them to take action, revealing that there are steps kids can take toward a healthier lifestyle, for instance, choosing foods with less sugar, as well as not skipping meals. The special also spotlights kids' concerns about their level of physical activity. Kassidy hated physical education class until she met Coach Joe, who explained the benefits of strength training. Likewise, Gunther describes how difficult but important it was to cut back on video games in favor of more real-life sports, saying, "I've realized that after a while I'm like, 'Hey, I'm so lazy. I don't do anything. I pant like crazy whenever I do anything with my friends involving exercise' ...It's been hard, honestly." Meanwhile, team sports-averse Thomas discovers a love for martial arts. Answering tricky trivia questions, the kids of "Quiz Ed!" show how much they already know about keeping fit.

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Film Credits

Directed and Produced by Shari Cookson & Nick Doob; Executive Producers: Sheila Nevins and John Hoffman