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The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic
(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"CONSEQUENCES examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. CHOICES offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain. 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. 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."--Producers.
Title: The weight of the nation
confronting America's obesity epidemic
[videorecording]
Published: [New York] : HBO Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2012.
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 5 hr.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Developed in partnership with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies of Science, in association with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with support from Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Weight of the Nation is one of the largest public health campaigns on obesity the nation has seen to date.
Bonus shorts; twelve comprehensive segments.
Originally broadcast in 2012.
Contents: Disc 1. pt. 1. Consequences / produced by John Hoffman; editor, Paula Heredia. pt. 2. Choices / produced by John Hoffman, Dan Chaykin; editor, Jennifer McGarrity
disc 2. pt. 3. Children in crisis / produced by John Hoffman; editor, Paula Heredia. pt. 4. Challenges / produced by John Hoffman, Dan Chaykin; directed by Dan Chaykin; editors Paula Heredia ... [et al.]
disc 3. bonus shorts: Healthy mom, healthy baby; Obesity and type 2 diabetes; Latino health access; Nashville takes action; Can a lifetime of excess weight lead to heart disease?; Poverty and obesity; Stigma; Overweight in the workplace; The quest to understand the biology of weight loss; Is weight something we inherit?; Healthy foods and obesity prevention; Obesity research and the National Institute of Health.
Summary: "CONSEQUENCES examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. CHOICES offers viewers the skinny on fat, revealing what science has shown about how to lose weight, maintain weight loss and prevent weight gain. 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. 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."--Producers.
Audience: Rating TVPG CHV rating PG.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Hoffman, John 1959-
ISBN: 9780780695085
0780695089
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1963 WEI
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Documentary Films and The Institute of Medicine ; in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... [et al.] ; producer, Sarah Teale ; HBO
Credits: Director of photography, Dyanna Taylor ; original music, Wendy Blackstone, Adam Dorn, Daniel Freiberg.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital, 2.0.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional Spanish, English or French subtitles.
Subject Headings: Obesity United States Video recordings. Food habits United States Video recordings. Public health United States Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Documentary television programs.
Topical Term: Obesity
Food habits
Public health
Publisher No: 4000036057
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May 05, 2014
  • PearlyKayAm1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

?Excellent, thought-provoking overview of today's challenges and dangers.

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