Healthy Friday "Weight of the Nation" segment

Healthy Friday "Weight of the Nation" segment

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The Weight of the Nation

On Friday, May 17th WXXI's Elissa Orlando interviewed Dr. Nancy Bennett from Center for Community Health on 1370 Connection's Health Friday show. Dr. Bennett talked about the Center's H.E.A.R.T initiative, a community-wide initiative to improve the health of area residents. To hear the interview, click here (Note: The interview starts at 14:18)

As part of the H.E.A.R.T initiative WXXI partnered with the Center to host screenings of the HBO documentary, "The Weight of the Nation - Children in Crisis " in late April and May. Weight of the Nation addresses the growing obesity epidemic in the United States and highlights the efforts of individuals, worksites, and communities who are making positive changes. A panel discussion, moderated by Orlando, followed the screenings. This was the second time WXXI shared this film with the Rochester community. The first presentation was in September 2012 at the Little Theatre. To learn more about the film, and to watch segments, click here.

The screenings were part of WXXI's ongoing commitment to raise awareness about childhood obesity and keep Rochester's kids and families healthy by teaching healthy behaviors. To learn more about WXXI's Healthy You intiative, click here.