In the war against the O-Beast! Chunky has taken a stand to control his portions! Coming soon… Chunky and the Potion Patrol…
In the meantime here is a great bit from an article about controlling the portion sizes we all consume.
“The vast majority of doctors (88%) reported that overeating is a significant driver of obesity, and they were also three times more likely to tell their patients to eat smaller portions and twice as likely to advise them not to cook with high-calorie ingredients. Sixty-two percent of physicians cited restaurant food and fast food as important contributors to obesity, and these doctors were 93% more likely to tell patients to avoid ordering high-calorie items. And the 60% who reported that sugar-sweetened beverages were a big part of the obesity problem were six times more likely to tell patients to drink less of them.
Few doctors rated genetics (19%) and metabolic defects (12%) as very important causes of obesity — which is a good sign, according to Bleich.”
Source: TIME (Health and Science)
For Immediate Release
New Comic Book Series, Chunky and Friends, Tackles Childhood Obesity, Self-Esteem, Peer Pressure and More!
Memphis, TN – January 28, 2013
Encompassing the perfect mix of humor and education, and a fun, relatable cast of characters, the new children’s series, Chunky and Friends, seeks to bring awareness to some of the most daunting and pressing social issues facing kids today.
The debut book in the series, “CHUNKY AND THE O-BEAST”, tackles the dangers of childhood obesity and stresses the importance of eating well and engaging in physical activity.
Synopsis: Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination, he confuses what was discussed during his doctor’s visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over?
The author, Joseph Vivens, got the idea for the first book after hearing concerns from his wife, a pediatrician, over the disturbing number of overweight children and families she was encountering. “She would talk about these children who were coming in with very serious health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes – a direct result of being overweight,” says Vivens. “A light bulb went off. If we could bring attention to serious problems, like obesity, in a way that a child could understand and relate to, we could affect real change.”
Vivens enlisted the help of an old friend, José Dominguez, an illustrator whose own personal struggle with weight gave him the understanding and insight needed to bring the characters to life. “I think there’s a character in Chunky and Friends to whom everyone can relate,” says Dominguez. “Furthermore, in going with a comic book style, the stories transcend all ages, making them enjoyable for children and parents.”
“CHUNKY AND THE O-BEAST” is currently available in paperback on amazon.com ($11.99) and digitally on the Kindle ($4.99). Information on the Chunky and Friends series, including its blog and links to social media pages, can be found at www.chunkyandfriends.com.
We are proud to announce that the first Chunky and Friends book, CHUNKY AND THE O-BEAST, is available now in Paperback!
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Chunky is a 10-year-old boy who finds out that he is in danger of becoming obese. With his vivid imagination he confuses what was discussed during his doctor visit and believes he will soon transform into an “O-BEAST.” Can Chunky make sense of it all and stop the O-Beast from taking over?
Here is a sample for my friends!
(Click here for a larger images from the book)
On September 1, 2012 our illustrator Jose Dominguez completed a 5K in the Kentlands in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Chunky and Friends team are proud of the work done by Jose and his running partner Kevin Sistani today. It has been nearly 4 years since the conception of Chunky and Friends and Jose has been an invaluable partner who, on a personal level, recognizes the value of Chunky and Friends. We have been hard at work completing the first book, Chunky and the O-Beast, and the effect that it’s had on us to improve our lifestyle has evolved with every completed page of the book. Additionally, we pledge to inspire others to live an overall healthier life with Chunky and Friends.
Desire and Achieve,
Joseph Randy Vivens
Author & Creator
Chunky And Friends
You know that friend who follows any crazy idea you may have? What about the friend who makes you laugh until your stomach hurts? Awesome, you might know Chip!
Sometimes Chunky’s tendency to react is amplified by Chip’s ability to over react. As a best friend, Chip is as good as they come. He’s always there to support his friend at his time of need and even when he doesn’t need him.
The Portion Patrol is recruiting and Chunky is being looked at as a valuable addition. One of the future stories to be released,
“Chunky and Friends present Chunky and the Portion Patrol”
Check out his file for recruitment below!
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Want to meet one of Chunky’s friends? Sure you do! Today we’re introducing you to… JUICE!
This is one of Chunky’s best friends in the world; his other best friend is Chip. The battle between Chip and Juice for best friend supremacy has been waged for as long as they’ve known each other. But, that’s a story for another day. Read more about Juice below!