May 4th, 2012

‘The Weight of The Nation’ contributor on a parent’s role in fighting childhood obesity

By Janice D'Arcy
Washington Post

This week in D.C., HBO premiered a new documentary examining the obesity crisis. “The Weight of The Nation” delves into why our country has become so staggeringly overweight.

One of the take-aways is that the epidemic is caused by issues larger than our occasional parenting fails. The reasons are complex and involve government regulation breakdowns and well-funded industry interests, according to the series, which airs beginning May 14th.

Still, a segment devoted to childhood obesity quotes a slew of experts about how harmful the extra weight is for this next generation as a whole and for each individual child who is obese or nearing obese. It’s clear that we each need to do something.

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