The Weight of the Nation
|May 14, 2012||Posted by Lauren under Public Health Rambles|
Just a quick, last minute PSA in case you haven’t heard…
Tonight is the premiere of a new HBO documentary called The Weight of the Nation. This four-part documentary is a collaboration between HBO and the Institute of Medicine that basically serves to give Americans a wake up call about the dire consequences of this obesity epidemic we find ourselves facing.
You can watch the trailer below (or click here if the embedded video doesn’t work):
Tonight’s show is actually two parts - the first one looking at the consequences of the obesity epidemic and the second highlighting the science around how to lose weight, maintain it, and prevent weight loss. Parts 3 & 4 will air on May 15th.
Don’t worry, you don’t need HBO to watch the series. HBO will be streaming all four parts of the documentary here.
For more information, please click here.
If you watch, let me know what you think! Chances are I’ll be blogging about it at some point…