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The Weight of the Nation (Widescreen) (#CE5499)
Weight of the Nation

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Our Price: $19.98
Media Type: 3 DVDs
Run Time: 400 minutes
Grade Level: 9+
ISBN: 0-7806-9508-9
UPC: 883929242887

Product Code: CE5499

Copyright 2012

This HBO documentary examines the obesity epidemic in America. Interviews with experts, individuals and families reveal the causes, health consequences and challenges associated with obesity. The first film in the documentary, Consequences, looks at the overall scope of the obesity epidemic and examines the health consequences that come with being overweight. Next, viewers learn what science has revealed about preventing weight gain, losing weight and maintaining weight in Choices. Children in Crisis reveals the problem children face with consuming too many calories and not expending enough energy. Topics in this film cover the decline of physical education, nutrition in school lunches, the elimination of recess in some schools and the advertisement of unhealthy food for children. Finally, Challenges examines some of the factors that led to the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, food marketing, economics and socioeconomic disparities. Driving forces such as evolutionary biology, the American food culture and physical inactivity are also viewed as contributors.

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Additional Information
  • Producer - Warner Home Video
  • Languages - English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: Spanish, English, French
  • Closed Captioning - Yes
  • Features - Chapter Select Interactive Menu 10 Supplemental Films
  • Sound - Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Technical - Double Layer Single Sided
  • Region - US & Canada Only

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