The Weight of the Nation is designed to raise public awareness of the seriousness of the obesity epidemic in the United States. It also exposes the audience to the multitude of contributing factors including genetics and biology, the environments we live and work in, and the business of food and farming in America. It is intended to be a call to action for examining and discussing the impact obesity has on individuals, families, communities and the nation and solutions to solve the epidemic.
A Toolkit for Organizing a Weight of the Nation Screening
The Oregon Public Health Division developed this toolkit for local public health departments and community partners as a guide for hosting screenings of The Weight of the Nation documentary series. The intent is that organizations and their partners across the state can utilize the kit to start conversations and mobilize action within their community to slow, arrest and eventually reverse the prevalence of obesity and help Oregonians achieve a healthy weight.
The toolkit focuses on selected segments from The Weight of the Nation documentary series. It includes an Introduction and three screening guides; each guide provides key data facts and resources, core messages, definitions and policy, systems and environmental resources, and discussion questions.
NOTE: You may also purchase the complete HBO Screening Kit which contains the DVD set and discussion guide.