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Obesity in America has reached a catastrophic level. Almost every aspect of our lives is threatened. The first step toward ending the damage is learning how to fight back.

PART 1: Consequences

The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.

PART 2: Choices

For all the remarkable high-tech tools available to medicine, for all the billions of dollars in drug research, there’s still no highly effective medication to prevent or reverse obesity – why?

PART 3: Children in Crisis

Some experts fear this may be the first generation of American children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

PART 4: Challenges

The final film of the series examines the origins and severity of the obesity epidemic, examines its major driving forces and looks at opportunities for communities to fight back.

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  • About the Project

    Learn more about the films, guides and interactive components that make up The Weight of the Nation.

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  • Pledge for Progress

    The first step starts with you. Pledge your commitment to reversing the obesity epidemic in America today.

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  • The Age of Obesity

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