The Weight of the Nation

  • 2012
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A documentary series examining the obesity crisis in the U.S. looks at the health risks of being overweight, weight-loss ideas, childhood obesity and efforts to improve the public health.

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Season 1

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
Ep4 Challenges
Ep4 #1 Challenges
Ep3 Children in Crisis
Ep3 #1 Children in Crisis
Ep2 #1 Choices
Ep1 #1 Consequences
Ep1 Consequences

More to Watch

Episode Number Episode Name Viewing Progress Airdate
The Weight of the Nation
Is Weight Something We Inherit?
The Quest to Understand the Biology of Weight Loss
Nashville Takes Action: A City Battles Obesity
Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: The Risks of Excess Weight
Latino Health Access: A Model of Community Action
Can a Lifetime of Excess Weight Lead to Heart Disease?
The Weight of the Nation
The Weight of the Nation
The Weight of the Nation
Overweight in the Workplace: How Wellness Programs Can Help the American Workforce
Stigma: The Human Cost of Obesity
Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Poverty and Obesity: When Healthy Food isn't an Option

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Preview The Weight Of The Nation: The Quest To
71 sec
Preview The Weight Of The Nation: Stigma: The
84 sec
Preview The Weight Of The Nation: Nashville Ta
76 sec
Preview The Weight Of The Nation: Latino Healt
60 sec
Preview The Weight Of The Nation: Is Weight So
56 sec
Preview The Weight Of The Nation
2 min 1 sec
S1 | Ep4

Challenges

Air Date: 5/15/12
An examination of the forces behind obesity, including economics, social structures, physical inactivity and the production and marketing of unhealthful foods and beverages. Also: a look at companies and municipalities committed to healthful lifestyles.
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