Supersize Me Discussion Questions

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in teaching. She previously taught high school in several states around the country.

After your class views ''Super Size Me,'' it is essential to have an engaging discussion with students about the takeaways of the documentary. In this resource, you will find a collection of questions to ask your middle and high school students.

Preview Questions

These questions are meant to be asked before watching the film.

  • In America today, there is a growing obesity epidemic in which more people are becoming obese each year. In fact, over 13 million children in the United States are obese. What do you think is the main cause of obesity? Why is obesity a problem?
  • Although there are a variety of factors that influence weight gain (like exercise and genetics), one of the factors that is easiest to control is nutrition. In your opinion, what are some of the healthiest types of food to eat? Some of the worst?
  • What do you think it would be like to eat only fast food for an entire month? Is that something you would want to do? What if you had to do it?

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