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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Weight of the Nation Community Screening and Panel Discussion (Wed. 9 Oct, 2013 6:00 pm - 6:02 pm)

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Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, in partnership with Milton Hershey School will hold a free community screening of the HBO production, THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION, an exclusive multi-part series addressing the national obesity epidemic. THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION comprises four documentary films featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and with families and individuals who struggle with obesity.

 

This particular screening will include a film within the kid’s series, called “Quiz Ed”.  "Quiz Ed!" tests the nutrition and physical activity knowledge of students of varying ages and activity levels to inspire them to take action, revealing that there are steps kids can take toward a healthier lifestyle, for instance, choosing foods with less sugar, as well as not skipping meals. The special also spotlights kids' concerns about their level of physical activity.

 

To register please visit www.pennstatehershey.org/PROwellness

 

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Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion addressing how community leaders and families in the Commonwealth can help diminish this national problem on a local level.  In addition to representatives and youth from Milton Hershey School, the panel will include the following individuals:

 

                                                Judy Dillon, M.S.N., M.A., R.N., Community Outreach Coordinator, Department of Nursing, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

                              Kari Kugler, M.P.H., Ph.D., Research Associate, Methodology Center, Penn State University

                              Ian M. Paul, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

                              Moderator: Donna Kephart, M.H.A., Executive Director, Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center

 

 

 

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