Please join Eat Smart New York of the Hudson Valley, and Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition as we bring community agencies, health educators, and other professionals together to view and discuss the third film of the Weight of the Nation series entitled, Children in Crisis.
This film documents the damage obesity is doing to our nation’s children. Through individual stories, this film describes how the strong forces at work in our society are causing children to consume too many calories and expend too little energy; tackling subjects from school lunches to the decline of physical education, the demise of school recess and the marketing of unhealthy food to children.
During the screening we will facilitate conversations about these "forces" and look at opportunities for agencies, schools, organizations, individuals and communities to fight the epidemic.
Join us to learn more about this pressing health issue, and how you can help support efforts to combat obesity in your own community.
THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a four-part documentary series, featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series spotlights the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and cripples the health care system, and what individuals and communities can do. WOTN is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
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Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Hudson Valley
Cornell Cooperative Extension's ESNY of the Hudson Valley Region collaborates with many to create a systematic change through policy, practice and environmental approaches. The goal of these collaborative efforts is to facilitate and empower voluntary adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to the positive health and well-being of low-income (or limited resource) individuals, families, youth, schools and communities.