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Weight of the Nation

WATCH: This Is Your Liver On Obesity

Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living

According to a recent report, 42 percent of Americans are projected to be obese by the year 2030, with 11 percent of adults close to a full 100 pounds...

The Problem With Our Approach To The Obesity Epidemic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Fundamentally, we have converted a world in which calories were relatively scarce and hard to get and physical activity unavoidable into a world where physical activity is scarce and hard to get and calories are unavoidable.

'Weight of the Nation': To Win, We Have to Lose

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Daniel J. Schultz

The Weight of the Nation beautifully encapsulates all the biological, environmental, and economic variables that promoted my own obesity, as well as breaking down the answers and solutions that helped me lose and maintain my weight loss.

Weight Loss and the Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

To solve the obesity epidemic, the most important thing you can do is to solve your own weight problem for your own reasons.

The Weight of the Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

We now must act boldly to combat the obesity epidemic. There are many opportunities across the lifespan, but it will require a shift in social norms and an unprecedented social movement for obesity prevention.

Highlights From Our 'Weight Of The Nation' Twitter Chat

Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living

To win, we have to lose. So reads the slogan of "The Weight Of The Nation," the four-part documentary that premiered on HBO last night, and continues ...

Bread and Circus (Hold the Bread): Weight of the Nation Deserves an Imperial Thumbs Down

Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Bacon, Ph.D., MA, MA

By focusing on health, we can address real health concerns, giving both fat and thin people the support they deserve and avoiding stigmatizing people and worsening the problem.

More Empty Recommendations on Junk Food Marketing to Children

Michele Simon | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Michele Simon

The only thing getting accelerated is lobbying dollars into politicians' pockets. And kids' poor health.

The Great Cafeteria Takeover: "Rethinking" the Approach to School Food Reform

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Johanna Gilligan

"The Great Cafeteria Takeover" portrays a group of young adults who are leaders in the school food reform movement.

Why I Am Not Attending or Watching 'Weight of the Nation'

Michele Simon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Michele Simon

The national hysteria over obesity has reached a crescendo this week, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts the conference, "Weight of the Nation," in Washington, D.C.

No, This Is Why We're Fat!

Marianne Cusato | Posted 07.09.2012 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Dismissing community design in fighting obesity is irresponsible. In 30 years, the number of overweight children in the U.S has tripled, and there's a direct correlation between the reduction in walking and biking and increased weight.

Food Companies Fight Soda Tax Proposal Despite Staggering Obesity Epidemic (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held the first ever conference on obesity titled "The Weight Of The Nation." Obesity i...