1040 Lounge: Artful Health
Thursday, January 29, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Join us for a screening of excerpts from The Weight of the Nation, an HBO documentary series addressing the national obesity epidemic, accompanied by a series of family-friendly health and food activities.

 

We will be joined by a number of community partners, including The Bronx Health Link, Corbin Hill Farm, Morrisania D&TC WIC Program, and Transportation Alternatives, who will offer hand outs and more information on developing healthy eating habits and staying active.

Free admission and refreshments (donations suggested)
Location: 2nd floor North Wing

 

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Public and Community Engagement Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Mertz Gilmore Foundation,  and The New York Community Trust. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery.

            

 

Three years in the making, The Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary series featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series spotlights the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and cripples the health care system–and what individuals and communities can do to fight it.
 
The Weight of the Nation is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
 
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ARTFUL HEALTH is a series of programs presented by the Bronx Museum focused on an array of health issues of extreme relevance to the Bronx community. Considering the prevalence of health conditions such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, and mental illness in the borough, we hope to providing safe, engaging, and dynamic public spaces for South Bronx residents to learn more about these issues, gain access to health resources, and share their experiences through diverse art forms to which they may not otherwise have access.
 
We hope you will join us to learn more about this pressing health issue, and how you can help support our efforts to combat obesity in our Bronx community.
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Source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eat-right/portion-distortion.htm
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