San Leandro Confronts Obesity

Screening of "Weight of the Nation" documentary will highlight local problems with kids and parents.


More than four out of 10 kids in San Leandro are overweight or obese according to a study.

Patch  weeks ago.

Now public health authorities hope to highlight the problem with a screening of the HBO Documentary, "The Weight of the Nation."

The screening will occur Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, from 7-9 pm at the Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th Street in San Leandro.

Following the screening Vice Mayor Michael Gregory will moderate a panel dis-cussion featuring experts including:

  1. Dr. Tony Iton, MD - Senior Vice President, Building Healthy Communities, The California Endowment
  2. Paul Espinas, MD - Pediatrician, Kaiser Permanente
  3. Pam Stoker, Sutter Health Exercise Physiologist
  4. Maureen Shapiro, RN - School Nurse, San Leandro Unified School District

What is your family doing to stay within a healthy weight range?

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John Esmeyer September 16, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Maybe we should hire many government employee to go to these people houses and search their cupboards, and than they can fine them for having any junk food. NOT if people want to be fat let them. Do you really want government controlling what you eat, when to eat, where to eat, and how much you can eat? It should be the parents responsibility to teach their children about exercise and good eating habits.


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