THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a 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.
Free and Open to the Public
- May 15, 6-7:30 p.m. at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Street, New Orleans. Snacks provided. Parts to be screened: “Poverty and Obesity” and “Nashville Takes Action.” Group discussion will be held between each part, led by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, New Orleans Health Commissioner.
- May 17, 6-7:30 p.m. at Ochsner Medical Center Auditorium (Monroe Hall), 1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Free parking in Ochsner garage. Snacks provided. Parts to be screened: “Children in Crisis.” Opening remarks by Charlotte Parent, Deputy Director of the New Orleans Health Department. Group discussion will be held afterward, led by Ochsner pediatricians Dr. Samira Brown and Dr. Robert Cunningham, Interim Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Section Head, Pediatric Nephrology/Hypertension.
More info at prc.tulane.edu/events. Questions? Contact Naomi King at email@example.com
***Important note: HBO recommends these films for adult audiences. Seating is somewhat limited for the May 15 event at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (50 seats), so please arrive on time if you plan to attend. The May 17 event at Ochsner will be in a larger auditorium (50-100).