WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION
HBO WEIGHT OF THE NATION PARTNERSHIP
100 SALAD BARS FOR AMERICA
Q: Why has Whole Kids Foundation partnered with HBO?
A: HBO produces a documentary series each summer that deals with public issues. This summer their documentary is called Weight of the Nation. Their goal is to educate people about the impact of obesity and to get people to spread the word and take action to create a healthier country.
Q: When will the documentary air?
A: The series is four parts. Two parts will air each evening of May 14 & 15, 2012. There are a few short pieces exploring childhood obesity airing on May 16. A series for children will air in September 2012. Check your local listings or here
for details in your community.
Q: I don't have HBO, can I see the series?
HBO will open their signal so that everyone can view this series. Check
with your local cable provider for details OR if you don't have cable
you can view the series online at http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/
Q: Who are the other partners in the series?A: HBO worked with four expert partners to produce the series including: Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, CDC, IMO and Kaiser Permanente. In addition to funding salad bars, HBO also partnered with Globaltap to install filtered water taps in schools. Access to water (vs. sugary drinks) and hydration are important themes in the series.
Other Nutrition Sites
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Recipe of the Month
Melon Cucumber Smoothie
2 cups ripe Honeydew melon, cut into 2” cubes
1 cup of cucumber, peeled and cut into 2” pieces
1 small handful of frozen chopped spinach
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.