The Weight of the Nation: Confronting America’s Obesity Epidemic

Yes, you are what you eat.  Lately, I am a whole lot of lettuce, salmon and brown rice. But what are you? HBO in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute of Health have produced the four-part documentary series about the severity of the obesity crisis. THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION films are part of an unprecedented public health campaign to raise awareness of this epidemic.

Catch the premiere TONIGHT Monday May 14th (Parts 1 and 2) and Tuesday May 15th (Parts 3 and 4) at 8 pm (PT and ET/ 7pm CENTRAL)

They will also be online for free streaming at

THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION FOR KIDS series will also debut its first episode, THE GREAT CAFETERIA TAKEOVER, on Wednesday May 16th at 7 pm (PT and ET).


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