HBO’s The Weight of the Nation

This full four-part HBO documentary series is online in full on the HBO Docs YouTube Channel. Although aimed at a US audience, the messages are universal. The website for the series has lots more related short clips and resources that might be of use in class.

For more resources on Energy in Human Diets, go to the Option A: Nutrition and Health resources.

Part 1: Consequences

Part 2: Choices

Part 3: Children in Crisis

Part 4: Challenges

………o0O0o……….

My Rant

Kudos to HBO for making this available on YouTube worldwide.

For what it’s worth, I think all TV production companies should be hosting their documentaries – especially those on important social and environmental issues – online for free. At the very least, make episodes available for a minimal ($1?) purchase fee on iTunes.

I bet most people wouldn’t choose to download media illegally if access was easy and affordable. It reminds me of this cartoon from the Oatmeal.

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About Stephen

MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher, HOD Science & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Japan. Moderator of #MYPChat (@IBiologyStephen). Author of i-Biology.net. MA International Education student, through the University of Bath. Married dad of two cross-culture kids (Indonesian & British).

Posted on July 16, 2012, in HBO Docs, Human Health & Physiology (Core & AHL), Nutrition & Obesity, YouTube. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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