The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Weight of the Nation conference, to be held May 7-9 in Washington, DC, will emphasize how communities; educators; health care providers; workplaces; and states, territories, and tribes can be game changers by improving healthy eating and increasing active living for all Americans.
The conference also will provide a "sneak peek" of 4 HBO documentaries that examine pressing issues of obesity as they relate to children, communities, policies, and systemic challenges. The 4-part documentary series—Consequences, Choices, Children in Crisis, and Challenges—will air May 14-15.
DVD kits are available for organizations to host screenings of the films in their communities. The kits include the video series and discussion guides in English and Spanish that can be used to delve deeper into the concepts presented and spur individual and community action.
The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Institutes of Medicine, in association with CDC and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.