I JUST heard that this HBO documentary is airing tonight on… well… HBO, so this post is a bit late to gin up a tsunami of interest, at least from this tiny corner of the cyberworld.
The good news it that it’s a
two four-part (whoops) series that will probably air again and/or be accessible online.
The HBO documentary, “The Weight of the Nation” is a clarion call for changing our eating habits and the government’s food and farm policies and subsidies.
Without some quick and dramatic changes, we will all soon have a problem, not just the 2/3rds of us that are overweight or obese, as well as 1/3 of children.
There’s the health problems for those overweight, and financial and social problems for everyone.
Here’s the web site: http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films
Here are some soundbites from the trailer:
“1/3 of the people in this nation are obese, and 2/3rds are overweight”
“Obesity is the biggest threat to the welfare of this country.”
“This is probably first generation that will have a lower life expectancy than their parents’”
“It’s about the health and wealth of the U.S. as a nation.”
“All of us have to be part of the solution.”
“We will all pay a serious price.”
Yes, it might be an unsavory topic, one better left in the closet from the manufactured food industries point of view. And, the closet is where it’s been for nigh twenty years. Things need to change. The first step is to understand why “the weight of the nation is crushing America”.
Tune in, find out.
Published on May 14, 2012