Vme TV to air documentary examining obesity epidemic in Hispanic children
Vme TV presents “Más Allá del Sobrepeso,” a documentary that takes a close look at obesity trends among children and families around the world. The film, directed by Estela Renner and produced by Maria Farinha Filmes, seeks to uncover why childhood obesity rates are so high around the globe and who is to blame for this epidemic. The program will air on Vme TV on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET.
“Más Allá del Sobrepeso” travels around the world to different countries and cultures in search of the factors that are making obesity an increasingly common problem among youth. Through interviews with families, children and specialists, viewers can gain a deeper understanding of the health factors associated with obesity and gain perspective of the global effects of the biggest epidemic in modern-day history.
“At Vme TV, we understand that the obesity crisis is one that is affecting the Hispanic community at an alarming rate,” said Doris Vogelmann, Vme TV’s vice-president of programming. “Through ‘Más Allá del Sobrepeso,’ we hope to shed light on this important health topic and motivate our viewers to make a more conscious effort to live a healthier lifestyle, not only for themselves, but for future generations.”
According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity affects more than one-third of adolescents in the United States. A profile of Latino health published in 2010 by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) observes that Hispanic boys were nearly twice as likely as non-Hispanic White boys to be obese. This marks a significant dilemma, as children, for the first time, are beginning to display many of the diseases caused by obesity, including difficulties breathing, heart problems, depression, and type-two diabetes.
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