Monday, May 14, 2012

'Weight of the Nation' to Focus on Obesity Epidemic

On May 14, HBO will air a new documentary on the obesity epidemic in the United States, "The Weight of the Nation."

This three-part series of documentary films, a collaboration of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the and National Institutes of Health, focuses on the severity of the obesity epidemic in our country and its effects on the healthcare industry.

DVD kits are available for organizations planning to host screenings of the films in their communities. They include the video series and discussion guides in English and Spanish that can be used to delve deeper into the concepts presented and spur individual and community action.

For more information on The Weight of the Nation and to obtain a toolkit, visit

Finally, be sure to tune in for The Weight of the Nation on Monday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. CST on HBO. If you miss it, HBO has made it available for free on their website and the HBO Documentary FilmsYouTube channel.

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