Fat Head Kids’ Club

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Last summer, Chareva and I encouraged the girls to create their own YouTube videos (with lots of help from Mom) and call the series Paleo Kids’ Club. The idea was to have them, as kids, talking to other kids about diet and health. They liked the concept but balked at doing the actual work, so we let it go.  Summer is supposed to fun, after all.

This summer, for whatever reason, they’re considerably more enthusiastic. (I think it had something to do with joining me for a podcast when I sat in for Jimmy Moore. They enjoyed that.) In the interim, Chareva and I decided to call their show Fat Head Kids’ Club, for several reasons:

1. Branding; i.e., a better tie-in with the book when we finish it, since Fat Head will almost certainly be in the name.

2. We’re not strictly paleo — we like our cream and butter. We’re closer to what Mark Sisson calls primal.

3. Some people in the paleo world have become vegan-like zealots, denouncing all that doesn’t fit their particular definition of the word.

4. Some people in the paleo world are also strangely hostile towards low-carbers, insisting that everyone must eat potatoes and other starches to be healthy and anyone who doesn’t is deluded.

In short, I didn’t want to link my girls to the word paleo and invite attacks from any self-appointed High Priests of Pure Paleo. Since I produced Fat Head, a Fat Head Kid is whatever I say it is.

I’m busy with other projects, so my role is mostly limited to serving as technical adviser/script consultant. Chareva and girls have been coming up with episode ideas, and Chareva taught herself how to edit video in Adobe Premiere, sometimes by picking my brain since I’ve been using Premiere for years. She also turned the girls’ downstairs playroom into a makeshift studio.

I don’t know how many episodes they’ll ultimately produce, but I’ll post them when they do. If you look at the top banner of the blog, you’ll see I added a Fat Head Kids’ Club link. After I post their videos on the main blog page, I’ll also post them on that page. That way anyone looking for the videos won’t have to scroll through old blog posts to find them.

Here’s their introductory episode. Enjoy.

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70 thoughts on “Fat Head Kids’ Club

  1. Holly

    Cool! I’ll share these with my (overweight) 8-year-old son. I have him on a modified low carb diet (I can’t control the snacks he gets at summer camp,although we did agree that he’ll pass on the juice they serve with the snacks).

    Sometimes he’s not too thrilled with eating low carb (occasionally asks for cereal or toast for breakfast), so it might help him to see other kids that eat how he does.

    Way to go girls, you did awesome!!!!!

    He’s exactly the kind of kid we hope they attract to their videos.

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  2. Nick P

    Hey Tom…that is too cool! Looks like you all had fun producing that one!

    Nick

    We all did. I hope the girls keep up their enthusiasm for the project.

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  3. Marea Verry

    I look forward to more instalments.
    My kids are also fatheads and I love to relate the story of my then 3 year old informing Grandma that “lollies rot your teeth” when she offered to buy him some.

    Outstanding!

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  4. Nick P

    Hey Tom…that is too cool! Looks like you all had fun producing that one!

    Nick

    We all did. I hope the girls keep up their enthusiasm for the project.

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  5. Marea Verry

    I look forward to more instalments.
    My kids are also fatheads and I love to relate the story of my then 3 year old informing Grandma that “lollies rot your teeth” when she offered to buy him some.

    Outstanding!

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  6. Bryan

    Very cute! Please color correct the girls’ skin tone for the next one.
    Love it! Keep it up girls!

    Yeah, they looked kind of blue and cold in the first one. I remembered to run the white-balance function on the camera after that.

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  7. David Peterson

    You really need to colour grade and colour correct it better…. and white balance it beforehand.

    Otherwise they look almost sickly :-/ Not a good look for kids promoting health! 😮

    Yeah, I remembered to white-balance for the next shoot.

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  8. David Peterson

    You really need to colour grade and colour correct it better…. and white balance it beforehand.

    Otherwise they look almost sickly :-/ Not a good look for kids promoting health! 😮

    Yeah, I remembered to white-balance for the next shoot.

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  9. Lauren

    Wow! They did such a good job! Star quality. Tell them we can’t wait for more episodes and to keep up the good work! ~ L

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  10. Lauren

    Wow! They did such a good job! Star quality. Tell them we can’t wait for more episodes and to keep up the good work! ~ L

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  11. Christine

    These are great! I have a 4 and a 6 year old and they loved it. Goofy fun and educational. I certainly hope they do more videos.

    They will.

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  12. Christine

    These are great! I have a 4 and a 6 year old and they loved it. Goofy fun and educational. I certainly hope they do more videos.

    They will.

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  13. Bryan

    Very cute! Please color correct the girls’ skin tone for the next one.
    Love it! Keep it up girls!

    Yeah, they looked kind of blue and cold in the first one. I remembered to run the white-balance function on the camera after that.

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