The Weight of the Nation Screenings

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), in partnership with the Greenville County Library System, Greenville Forward, LiveWell Greenville, Piedmont Health Foundation and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, are pleased to share the opportunity for partners and friends to attend The Weight of the Nation screenings at Hughes Main Library in Greenville, SC. The Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary presented by HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. The documentary features case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and families struggling with obesity. This work highlights the facts and implications of this urgent public health issue and brings focus to methods in reversing the trends.

“IMPH is pleased to be part of this local coalition focused on educating and inspiring the public about the causes of obesity, its impact on society and steps we can take to reverse the current trend of increasing rates of obesity,” said Associate Director Maya Pack.  Ms. Pack will be facilitating the viewing scheduled for February 7th, which includes a question/answer discussion session after the film.  The discussion portion will include ideas and tips regarding healthy living.

The Weight of the Nation Part 1: Choices

11:30a-1:00p | Main, Meeting Rooms A-C

Thu, Jan 10

Facilitated By: SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

 

The Weight of the Nation Part 2: Children

11:30a-1:00p | Main, Meeting Rooms A-C

Thu, Jan 24

Facilitated By: LiveWell Greenville

 

The Weight of the Nation Part 3: Consequences

11:30a–1:00p | Hughes Main Library, Meeting Rooms A-C

Thu, Feb 7

Facilitated By: SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health

 

The Weight of the Nation Part 4: Challenges

11:30a–1:00p | Hughes Main Library, Meeting Room A-C

Thu, Feb 21

Facilitated By: Greenville Forward

 

Lunch will be available for pre-registrants to purchase at the door, or you may bring your own lunch.  Register at http://weightofthenationgville.eventbrite.com/ or by calling Greenville Forward at (864) 233-8443.

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