Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Weight of the Nation

Check out this documentary my group discussed in class.
"The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Insitute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This four-part documentary series, which captures the multitude of issues relating to the obesity crisis including the health effects of carrying too much weight to the polices of what drives food supplies."
Part One:  Consequences - examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese. 
Part Two:  Choices - gives viewers information on the science of weight loss. 

Part Three:  Children in Crisis - documents the damage obesity is doing to the nation's children.

Part Four:  Challenges - examines the major forces behind the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, economics, evolutionary biology, food marketing, racial and socioeconomic disparities, and physical inactivity. 

This may be a way to implement a telecollaborative project in Health and Physical Education classes. Students can connect with other students in different counties, states, or even countries to find out information of how other areas are attempting to combat the obesity epidemic. Students can use ePals to communicate with one another.

How can you use this in your classroom??

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