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Obesity Series Earns IOM Nomination for Primetime Emmy Award

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Program for its contribution to the film “The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Quiz Ed!” The program is part of a multi-pronged “Weight of the Nation” project featuring four documentary films and a three-part series of half-hour specials for young people spotlighting decisions that children and their families can make to improve their health now and in the future. 
 
The “Weight of the Nation” series is presented by HBO and IOM in association with the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. 
 
The series’ blueprint for action was based in part on the 2012 IOM report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, which identifies key obesity-prevention strategies. IOM’s online collection of videos, reports, and other resources focusing on America’s obesity crisis is available here.
 
Test your knowledge and explore interactive exhibits about healthy eating in the Koshland Science Museum’s online exhibit Food for Thought.