Monday, May 14, 2012

Don't Miss the Show!

The Message below was sent to me in an email from WeCan – Working to Enhance Childhood Activity and Nutrition -and I wanted to share it with you.  I am also going to embed the trailer video and hope that you will watch the shows, live or on You Tube.  I will do my best to watch them as well. The links to watch the shows on line are at the end of this post.

See Trailer here if you prefer.

Long-awaited THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION documentary confronting America's obesity epidemic premiers tonight on HBO

The four-part documentary series THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION premieres tonight and tomorrow at 8pm ET/7pm CT on HBO. We hope you plan to tune in and can share information about this powerful documentary with your networks. Note that HBO will open its channel for free for the broadcast, for those viewers that have cable TV but not HBO.
THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
The documentary features case studies, interviews with our nation's leading experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity.
  • The first film, CONSEQUENCES, examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.
  • The second, CHOICES, offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain.
  • The third, CHILDREN IN CRISIS, documents the damage obesity is doing to our nation s children. Through individual stories, this film describes how the strong forces at work in our society are causing children to consume too many calories and expend too little energy; tackling subjects from school lunches to the decline of physical education, the demise of school recess and the marketing of unhealthy food to children.
  • The fourth film, CHALLENGES, examines the major driving forces causing the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, economics, evolutionary biology, food marketing, racial and socioeconomic disparities, physical inactivity, American food culture, and the strong influence of the food and beverage industry.

 After the premiere, we encourage you to commit to Take Action. You can also sign up to make the Pledge for Progress ( to help turn the obesity epidemic around.
If you miss any of the four-part documentary, you can view the films for free at or on YouTube at

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