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Title The weight of the nation [(DVD) videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films and The Institute of Medicine ; in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [and others] ; producer, Sarah Teale ; HBO.

Publication Info. [New York] : HBO Home Box Office, 2012.
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  362.196398 WEI    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs (276 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 program guide (20 pages)
Note 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.
Disc 3 has bonus shorts (over four hours of additional material), including twelve comprehensive segments, such as Healthy mom, healthy baby: the risks of excess weight, Obesity and type 2 diabetes, Stigma: the human cost of obesity, and more.
Booklet contains additional information about the films and DVD set.
Originally broadcast in 2012.
Contents Disc 1. pt. 1. Consequences / produced by John Hoffman ; editor, Paula Heredia. pt. 2. Choices / directed by Dan Chaykin ; produced by Dan Chaykin, John Hoffman ; editor, Jennifer McGarrity -- disc 2. pt. 3. Children in crisis / produced by John Hoffman ; editor, Paula Heredia. pt. 4. Challenges / directed by Dan Chaykin ; produced by Dan Chaykin, John Hoffman ; editors, Paula Heredia ... [et al.] -- disc 3. Bonus shorts: Healthy mom, healthy baby: the risks of excess weight ; Obesity and type 2 diabetes ; Latino health access: a model of community action ; Nashville takes action: a city battles obesity ; Can a lifetime of excess weight lead to heart disease? ; Poverty and obesity: why healthy food isn't an option ; Stigma: the human cost of obesity ; Overweight in the workplace: how wellness programs can help the American workplace ; The quest to understand the biology of weight loss ; Is weight something we inherit? ; Healthy foods and obesity prevention: increasing markets for fruit and vegetable farmers ; Obesity research and the National Institute of Health.
Credits Director of photography, Dyanna Taylor ; original music, Wendy Blackstone, Adam Dorn, Daniel Freiberg.
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: TV-PG CHV rating: PG.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital, 2.0.
Language Closed-captioned.
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional Spanish, English or French subtitles.
Subject Obesity -- Videodiscs.
Food habits -- Videodiscs.
Public health -- Videodiscs.
Genre DVD-video discs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Hoffman, John, 1959-
Chaykin, Dan.
Teale, Sarah.
HBO Documentary Films.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Center for Disease Control.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Kaiser Permanente.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Note Subtitle on container: Confronting America's obesity epidemic
ISBN 0780695089
Standard No. 883929242887
Music No. 4000036057 HBO Home Box Office
2000072142 HBO Home Box Office (disc 1)
2000072143 HBO Home Box Office (disc 2)
2000072144 HBO Home Box Office (disc 3)
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