Manos Juntas Foundation is having a free screening of the documentary The Weight of the Nation which addresses the topic of obesity in America. This is a four-part documentary series that will be shown on every Tuesday evening in August at 7pm. The dates for those nights are August 7th, August 14th, August 21st, and August 28th. These are all FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
In the United States, 68 percent of adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, while 31.7% of the nation’s children and adolescents ages two to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the 10 leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, many cancers and stroke.
As part of its effort to help combat the obesity epidemic in our community, Manos Juntas is hosting a screening of the four-part HBO documentary each Tuesday in August at Epworth Methodist Church (1901 N. Douglas Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106). This is completely free to the public.
Three years in the making, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION examines the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and the health care system. The film features case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series also highlights how individuals, worksites, and communities are making positive changes.
For more information, please call (405) 605 - 3101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org