The Weight of a Nation
May 16, 2012 12:49 PM Subscribe
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, Children in Crisis
. HBO’s multi-part research documentary The Weight of the Nation examines obesity in America in four parts, marshaling leading doctors, epidemiologists, economists, researchers, and community leaders to understand and explain the individual costs and public solutions to a multi-faceted social and individual problem. The documentary both explores large picture statistics, while giving voice “to those that often too seek to be invisible: members of the nearly 70 percent of Americans currently diagnosed as overweight or obese. (AV Club Review
Also included online:
Twelve bonus short films
A policy report
on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention.
HBO will also air “The Great Cafeteria Takeover” about students involved with Rethinkers
“Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools” who “convinced Aramark to deliver locally grown produce” (AVclub ibid) to their school. Trailer
/ HuffPo Article
Bonus : 60 Minutes interview with Dr. Nora Volkow on Hooked
Why bad habits are hard to break, and not character defects.