Fast food, processed food, lack of exercise, lack of funding for physical fitness classes for kids, fear of your child playing outside without parental supervision, government funding of cheaply processed foods...there are a multitude of reasons why the US has an obesity epidemic. But, we can stop it...we can start in our homes. We can ensure that our children are insulated from these external factors that negatively influence poor nutrition. We can also watch this documentary series:
HBO (along with the CDC and a ton of other organizations) put together a 4-part miniseries documentary on the state of the nation, quite literally the weight of the nation. Watch simply one show episode every night, and see if this doesn't move you into making better decisions!
Fortunately, you do not need to have HBO to access this miniseries...so no excuses!
I highly recommend the series, as just maybe you will find information in here that you can use as a tool to encourage better decision making for yourself and your family.