The Weight of the Nation DVD

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$19.97
Continuing its tradition of drawing attention to the nation’s most pressing health issues in such presentations as Addiction and The Alzheimer’s Project, HBO Documentary Films® addresses the obesity epidemic in America, in the 4-part documentary series The Weight of the Nation. Three years in the making, The Weight of the Nation brings together the country’s leading research institutions in a national initiative to help shed light on solutions to restore our individual and collective health. The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 400 minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2012

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18 Reviews
4.6

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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HBOThe Weight of the Nation DVD
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (13)
  • High production value (7)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Original (5)
  • Great cinematography (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (6)
  • Special needs (5)
  • Younger viewers (5)
  • Adult viewers (4)
  • Perfect gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (8), Avid moviegoer (4)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

I continue to encourage groups to show this series.

By J

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Credibiility
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • Educational Tool
    • Special Needs

    Comments about this product:

    RN Educator

     
    3.0

    GOOD INFORMATION--BAD MUSIC

    By MARY THE NURSE

    from NEW YORK, N.Y.

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Informative

    Cons

    • Depressing
    • The Soundtrack Is Rather

    Best Uses

    • Medical Clinic Setting

    Comments about this product:

    MORE LIVELY MUSIC, MORE ACTUAL DIETING TIPS AND RECIPES AND SUCCESS STORIES

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worthwhile Study for Total Life Change

    By Healthy Family

    from Mexico

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Special Needs

      Comments about this product:

      Very educational and convincing that it is necessary to make lifestyle changes in order to eat right.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Superb

      By TallSally

      from MO

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about this product:

          This is a fabulous piece of work to draw attention to this alarming U.S. epidemic. I have watched it with some of my family and am getting a copy for others. Thank you for doing this valuable work!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everyone should watch this! GREAT

          By JJ

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Eye opening
          • Informative
          • Scientific View Of Issue
          • Very well done

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            This is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time giving a very realistic and frightening view of the issues in our society of eating, and obesity. Every parent should view this with their kids, every politician should watch this to see the state of our nation... eye opening.

             
            5.0

            A Must Have....

            By Matt the teacher....

            from Northfield Ohio

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              I am a health and physical education teacher and I will show this to supplement our curriculum. It is excellent!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              We are what we EAT

              By What's Cooking with Judy

              from Wichita, KS

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about this product:

              Every family in America needs to sit down together and watch this 4 part film. Most will be shocked to find what they call food is NOT. NO nutrition. NO energy. Can't build bones or muscle. Kills off your brain cells and does more harm than good. Fat people can't run, Fat people can't hide so how in blazes do they ever think they can defend themselves? They can't quality for the police force, fire department or the militay -- so WHO will do those jobs?

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Had a great impact on my life

              By KLT

              from Knoxville, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about this product:

              Everyone should watch this series and start to think about the future of children and America.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Did not love it...

              By lt2568

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Entry Level Health Facts
                • Poor Plot Development
                • Unoriginal

                Best Uses

                  Comments about this product:

                  If you have any health knowledge at all, you will gain very little from this. I have seen many health documents that provided a higher level of education. If you know nothing about health and wellness, this might be good for you.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Educational Tool

                  By teacher

                  from California, MD

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Informative
                  • Love the shorts bonus dvd

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Teaching tool

                    Comments about this product:

                    I'm using it to supplement my middle school health curriculum

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    First Time Buyer

                    By Odd Man

                    from Detroit Michigan

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • For Work
                      • Mad World Radio

                      Comments about this product:

                      My wife and I purchased this documentary because we run a radio program where we try to open up people's minds and learn. Topics have a wide range and currently we are trying to raise our own awareness about what we eat and how our weight effects us. As well as sharing with others, we have watched several documentaries on food and health.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Purchased this our Wellness Committee

                      By DeeBo

                      from Mankato, Minnesota

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Informative

                      Cons

                      • Worried about grandkids

                      Best Uses

                      • Co Wellness Committee

                      Comments about this product:

                      Made a huge impact on our family and the future of obesity in America. I think twice about what I encourage our grandchildren to eat and what we have on hand for them for snacking.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent series, very insightful

                      By Dr. Cherry

                      from Fairfax, VA

                      About Me Avid Moviegoer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • High Production Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Special Needs
                        • Younger Viewers

                        Comments about this product:

                        I am a health educator/certified personal trainer and parent of seven children. We lead a very healthy and active lifestyle at home and the series provides a clear understanding of why we eat/exercise as we do. It will be a great tool in my practice as well. Statistics provided leave no room for interpretation of the recommendations.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Weight of the Nation

                        By Ann

                        from Richmond

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about this product:

                        I bought this video to use in programs on weight reduction in my community. I ordered it from the HBO website when it was first offered. I could have saved money by ordering it from [@].

                         
                        5.0

                        Bone Chilling!

                        By ?

                        from NJ

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about this product:

                            I play this product in the waiting room of my office to give patient's a reality check about the health of America today.

                             
                            5.0

                            Wonderful Video Series!

                            By Peggy

                            from Poway, CA

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Production Value
                            • Informative
                            • Motivational

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Perfect Gift
                              • Special Needs

                              Comments about this product:

                              I am a health coach and work to help people understand the importance of reaching and maintaining a healthy weight for the right reasons. This series does a masterful job of showing the problem and offering hope. It is one of my most powerful tools. I wish I could give a copy to everyone! Must-see series! Kudos to HBO!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Shocked, Angry, Sad, Then Inspired!

                              By Lori

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Avid Moviegoer

                              Pros

                              • Eye opening
                              • Informative
                              • Truth

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • Younger Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                Every family & politician should be required to watch this movie then spend the rest of their lives trying to fix the problem!

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Powerful

                                By Mark

                                from Madison, Wis

                                About Me Casual Viewer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers
                                  • At Home
                                  • Perfect Gift
                                  • Special Needs
                                  • Travel
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  Great ice-breaker for thoughtful discussions around the summer 2012 picnic and BBQ circuit, with health-care costs and the economy on everyone's mind in this election year.

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