More than 100 attend premiere of HBO's The Weight of the Nation, series begins tonight

Posted by  WeTHRIVE! on 5.14.2012

Last week, more than 100 people attended the local premiere of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation documentary series. We watched “Children in Crisis,” one of four films that will air on HBO May 14-15. Here are a few reactions shared by viewers:

“...The part that stood out the most to me was the segment about advertising and marketing to children and how congress rejected the nutrition guidelines that the interagency working group developed. I don't understand how this country can allow companies to deliberately market unhealthy food to children. The discussion after the movie gave me hope and made me proud ...

HBO's Weight of the Nation series debuts in Hamilton County with screening of Children in Crisis

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 5.8.2012

On Wednesday, May 9, WeTHRIVE! presents the local premiere of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation documentary series, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at the 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Cincinnati, 45209.

We will screen Children in Crisis, which tells the heart-wrenching stories of young people struggling with excess weight and facing serious medical complications at an early age, and takes a hard look at the marketing practices of the food and beverage industry, which often undermine efforts of parents and others committed to keeping children healthy.

Nearly one-third of Hamilton County’s third graders are overweight or obese. The ...

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