Invitation to the Screening of Weight of the Nation, Parts 3 & 4

The Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition

invites you to join other community advocates

to view and discuss

The Weight of the Nation:

Confronting America’s Obesity Epidemic

4:00 – 6:00 pm    Children in Crisis (Part 3)

6:30 – 8:30 pm    Challenges (Part 4)

6:00 – 6:30 pm  Reception with hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Screenland Theatre in the Crossroads District

1656 Washington

Kansas City, MO 64108

Part 3, Children in Crisis, documents the damage obesity is doing to our nation’s children. Through individual stories, the 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.

Part 4, Challenges, examines the major driving forces causing the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, economics, evolutionary biology, food marketing, racial and socioeconomic disparities, physical inactivity, American food culture, and the strong influence of the food and beverage industry.

Registration for both films or one film is free and available at KC Healthy Kids.

The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Institutes 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 free screening is being brought to you by:

Seating is limited.  Please register for this free event.

Register here

Any Questions? Contact Christina at or call her at 816-508-1707


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