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This Thursday evening, join PHHS and the Prevention Research Center of Michigan for a free film screening of the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation,” followed by a panel discussion on the film.

Thursday, May 2 | 5 p.m.
Kiva Auditorium, UM-Flint University Center

Three years in the making, “The Weight of the Nation” answers crucial questions about yo-yo dieting, how metabolism functions, why stress affects weight, and how to keep weight off forever.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion including Erin Lamb, Director, Youth Programs, Crim Fitness Foundation; Dr. Sara Pendleton, Genesys Health System; and Suzanne Cupal, Epidemiologist, Genesee County Health Department and Chair, SPROUT Coalition.

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To learn more about HBO’s documentary, or to view the film trailer, click here.