HBO Obesity Series Showing Texas Schools Debuts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:43pm

AUSTIN, Texas — Comptroller Susan Combs, who appears in a new HBO documentary series on obesity, on Monday at a screening championed the need for families to pay close attention to their children's health.
The four-part series, The Weight of the Nation, is part of a public health campaign aimed at reducing obesity. Part three of the series, "Children in Crisis," was shown Monday at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.
“I just hope for parents with young children who may be overweight, please help take charge of your children’s health,” Combs said. “The parents have a responsibility, to some extent. Schools need to engage with PE and not make it secondary; it’s really important. I hope that businesses will work with their employees — and many are, by the way. Many are working hard to get their employees healthier.”
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