Students learn from “The Weight of the Nation”


Students at HHS will be viewing a series of instructional videos entitled, “The Weight of the Nation” as part of their health and wellness curriculum. This is a very powerful set of documentaries that originated as a TV series on HBO. According to the CDC, more than two-thirds of the nation’s adults and almost a third of our nation’s children are overweight or obese. Millions of Americans, including more and more children are struggling with obesity-illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. As these children mature, their health needs will have an economic impact on our country. Coordinated School Health is working with PE teachers to incorporate this information to our students, as well as developing programs and activities to combat this very serious problem.