Issues stemming from childhood obesity are at the heart of an enlightening documentary to be screened at the this week, thanks to a sponsorship by Whole Foods.
Children & the National Obesity Epidemic - Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Part III: Children in Crisis
The third installment in "The Weight of the Nation" series examines the health risks this generation of American children face. 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. We hope you join us to learn more about this pressing health issue and how you can help support efforts to combat obesity in our own community.
Consequences of the National Obesity Epidemic - Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Part IV: Consequences
The final film of "The Weight of the Nation" series examines the origins and severity of the obesity epidemic, examines its major driving forces and looks at opportunities for communities to fight back. We hope you join us to learn more about this pressing health issue and how you can help support efforts to combat obesity in our own community
Both events are free, but registration is required. Prior to the films, tours of the Unity Garden can be taken with Libby Lintel at 5:30 p.m.
Both films will be shown in the Cowie Weiss Theater at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell, limited seating is available. Registration is via email to email@example.com. or by calling 770-992-2055 x 226. There is no fee to attend, however a $5 donation is suggested. All contributions benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden, which provides fresh produce to NFCC’s food pantry.
Immediately following the July 26 screening, stick around for a lively panel discussion with community members who will discuss how they are working together to fight obesity. The panel includes representatives from the CDC, Truly Living Well Farm, Georgia Organics, Fulton Fresh and the Arthur Blank Family Foundation. Jenna Seymour, PHD Senior scientist for policy initiatives in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Centers for the Center for Disease Control will serve as the panel moderator. Rashid Nuri with Truly Living Well Farm; Erin Croom, the Farm to School Coordinator for Georgia Organics, Menia Chester with Fulton Fresh and John Bare (Arthur Blank Family Foundation) will complete the panel.
For more information about the Chattahoochee Nature Center, please contact Lynn McIntyre, Senior Director of Community Relations, Chattahoochee Nature Center; email firstname.lastname@example.org; call 770-992-2055 x 224; or visit the website.