HBO's Weight of the Nation

Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary series that opens our eyes to the obesity epidemic this country is facing. What I love about this project is that it points out why American's are in the state they are in and that although it is difficult to turn things around it IS possible. Not only is it possible but it is vital to the future of this country. 

Today is Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died fighting for this country. Who will be fighting for us in the future? This is a serious question that this series touches upon because at this rate, many are unable to serve. A consequence of a poor diet and lack of exercise. 

Part 1: Consequences

Fortunately, we can make a turnaround and many already have. 

Part 2: Choices

One group that we need to pay particular attention to are the children. They "may be the first generation of American children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents". 

Part 3: Children in Crisis


Obesity is a complex issue. There are many factors contributing to the problem. The solution lies in every individual and organization taking steps in the right direction. This is how significant changes can be made throughout the country. 

Part 4: Challenges

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