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Documentary tackles obesity
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The Weight of the Nation, a documentary series that offers an in-depth look at obesity followed by a discussion about how we can work to reduce obesity rates in our community, will air on BLTV Channel 6, beginning Monday, March 4 through March 8 at 6 p.m.The special airing is a collaborative effort with McMinnville Parks and Recreation, Ben Lomand Television, and HBO.“Obesity is a national epidemic, but it’s also a local issue,” said Kristie Sanders, Wellness Program administrator with the city of McMinnville. “If we come together to recognize the problem, we can collectively work toward a solution for our community.” Since the mid-1980s obesity has increased so dramatically that not only is it an epidemic, but it’s become one of the most serious public health and public policy problems facing the United States.