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Dinner, screening of 'The Weight of the Nation' documentary set in Staples

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 7:22pm

In celebration of Nutritional Month, Lakewood Health System in Staples and Todd County Public Health will host dinner and viewing of the documentary, “The Weight of the Nation.”

There will be two separate screenings on both Thursday, March 14, and Thursday, March 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the lower level of Lakewood’s Main Campus.

Three years in the making, “The Weight of the Nation” is a four-part documentary series featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and 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.

“The Weight of the Nation” is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

Seating is limited, so RSVP at 218-894-8623. For more information, contact Kelly Coughlin at 218-894-8582.

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