The Weight of the Nation
The Weight of the Nation will shed new light on the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue and explore how obesity is impacting our nation and the health care system. This multipronged project will feature a series of four documentary films, a three-part HBO Family series, 14 bonus short films, a social media campaign, a companion book, and a nationwide community-based outreach campaign. The four-part documentary series - which will air May 14 and 15 - and other facets of the initiative were developed with expert input from IOM as well as CDC and NIH.
An IOM report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, will be released on May 8.
The Weight of the Nation: To Win, We Have to Lose
A new book co-authored by Judith Salerno, Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine, examines the array of factors that feed America’s obesity problem -- from the human body itself, which evolved to crave more food than it needs, to restaurant portion sizes that pack a day’s worth of calories into one meal, to neighborhoods and workplaces that encourage little physical activity. The book debunks common myths about obesity and offers no-nonsense advice on steps individuals can take to eat healthy, stay active, lose weight, and keep it off.
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