Ferrisburgh News: School hosts film on obesity

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School, as part of its commitment to the continual improvement of the health and nutrition of the community, will host a screening of “Consequences,” part 1 of the four-part HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation” on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the FCS gymnasium. The series features case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. It shows how obesity affects the nation and what individuals and communities can do.

The movie will be followed by a discussion in which a nurse from the Department of Health will participate. FCS plans to screen the other three parts in the series during the next school year, with dates and times to be announced.

Several FCS lunch and snack items will be available to taste.

People wishing to attend should RSVP to Mrs. Rusik at drusik@anwsu.org or Katie Boyle at kboyle@anwsu.org by Wednesday, May 1, so they know how many adults to expect.

“The Weight of the Nation” is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

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