The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

Confronting America's Obesity Epidemic

DVD - 2012
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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.
Published: [New York] : HBO Home Box Office ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2012.
ISBN: 9780780695085
0780695089
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1963 WEI
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 5 hr.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Hoffman, John 1959-

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Fionaenzo
Aug 05, 2015

Must see. This is the upcoming health crisis for our children as juvenile diseases, resulting from obesity, create lifelong heartache and health costs. Corporations push the notion that overweight people are inactive but it is the composition and stealthy marketing of junk (low-fat and high-fat) foods which is adding the pounds which eventually become so difficult to move around. Corporations selling low-fat foods laden with tons of sugar (which is known to be toxic and addictive in all but the smallest doses).

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PearlyKayAm1
May 05, 2014

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

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