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14 May 2012
Consequences
The Weight of the Nation examines the long-term health consequences of obesity in America. It pays special attention to childhood weight problems and heart disease, the negative impact of high weight on heart and liver function, the link between weight gain and diabetes, and the social costs of the obesity epidemic.
 
14 May 2012
Choices
Get the skinny on fat, weight loss, and more in this documentary. Stories include: weight-loss tips from a supervised program at Washington University; the history and myths of dieting; the benefits and drawbacks of bariatric surgery; and more.
 
15 May 2012
Children in Crisis
Explore the damage of obesity on children in the U.S. in this documentary that follows the families of four kids as they seek help and try to make positive lifestyle changes.
 
15 May 2012
Challenges
The myriad of cultural factors involved in the nation's obesity epidemic are explored in this documentary. See the various factors that play into Americans making poor health decisions and the multidimensional approach needed to turn the epidemic around.
 
May 2012
Latino Health Access: A Model of Community Action
An inside look at the inspired efforts of Latino Health Access and its dynamic founder America Bracho, MD, MPH.
 
24 Nov. 2012
Healthy Foods and Obesity Prevention: Increasing Markets for Fruit and Vegetable Farmers
The difficulties in accessing healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables are discussed. . Practical Farmers of Iowa explain the challenges they face. Dr. Preston Maring pioneered the nation's first hospital-based farmers market, Texas comptroller Susan Combs and supermarket owner David Ball are using bold and innovative strategies to increase access.
 

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