The Harvey County Health Department donated "The Weight of the Nation" DVDs to the Newton Public Library. The Healthy Harvey Coalition hosted a screening in January and would like more individuals to see the films. Pictured are Lisa Bartel and Marianne Eichelberger.

"The Weight of the Nation" is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

The centerpiece of "The Weight of the Nation" campaign is the four-part documentary series, each featuring case studies, interviews with experts, and individuals and their families struggling with obesity.