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May 7, 2013
HBO Documentary Series, The Weight of the Nation for Kids, to Air in May, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to announce the release of HBO’s new documentary film, The Weight of the Nation for Kids. The documentary takes a look at the issue of childhood obesity. With 31.8 percent of children and teens age 2–19 now either overweight or obese, the issue has never been more urgent.
This three-part series of 30-minute films sheds light on solutions to the obesity problem at home and in school.
The Weight of the Nation for Kids is a fun, family-friendly companion to the 2012 four-part documentary, The Weight of the Nation™. The series was developed by HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The Weight of the Nation highlighted the environmental, social and genetic causes of obesity as well as practical solutions civic leaders and organizations are taking to improve the diets and physical activity of Americans. Now The Weight of the Nation for Kids focuses on what some kids are doing at home and in communities to make healthy changes to their diets, school menus, and every day activities.
The Weight of the Nation for Kids Debut
Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes of “Kebreeya’s Salad Days” and “Quiz Ed!”
Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m ET/PT, an encore play of The Weight of the Nation™ 2012’s Emmy®-nominated “The Great Cafeteria Takeover”
Check your local cable listings or HBO.com for other showtimes.
CDC works with communities, parents and schools to help prevent childhood obesity. Learn more about CDC programs and resources: