“The Weight of the Nation” Screening and Discussion


The Central Vermont Food Systems Council, in collaboration with the State Department of Health will be hosting a film screening from HBO’s compelling new series, The Weight of the Nation with a panel discussion to follow. We will consider the following themes:

What are the causes and consequences of the obesity epidemic in the U.S.?
Are we addressing it successfully within the current health care system?
How do the food system and planning paradigms contribute to the crisis?

Panel to include:

Dr. Bernie Noe: naturopathic physician, Montpelier
Erik Esselstyn: farmer, Plainfield
Jackie Cassino: Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission
Sasha Bianchi: public health specialist, VT Dept. of Health, Barre
Emma Kapecky: nutrition specialist, VT Dept. of Health, Barre

Where: Local 64 at 5 State St. (upstairs)
When: Tuesday, June 26th 7pm

Event is free and open to the public
Please RSVP to Scott at shumphrey@montpelier-vt.org

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