Nabholz Construction Services will be featured in the HBO documentary, The Weight of the Nation. Airing May 14 and 15, 2012, the local company will be spotlighted in the final hour of the four hour documentary showcasing their corporate wellness program and their efforts to combat obesity and other preventable health problems.
Three years in the making, The Weight of the Nation examines the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and the health care system. The film features case studies and interviews with leading experts, individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series also highlights how individuals, worksites, and communities are making positive changes. An additional segment titled, Overweight in the Workplace: How Wellness Programs Can Help the American Workforce, focusing exclusively on Nabholz is available on the HBO website.
Jayme Mayo, PA-C/Wellness Director for Nabholz Construction Services and Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz were both interviewed and featured extensively in the documentary along with employee participants in the Nabholz Wellness Program.
“We committed to a culture of health at Nabholz over five years ago. HBO spent time with us documenting the positive impacts that commitment has brought to our employees, their families and our communities,” said Mayo. Hannah added “Our employee’s health is a primary concern of our company. Having our wellness program be recognized internationally is a testament to the value of the program.”
In the United States, 68 percent of adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, while 31.7% of the nation’s children and adolescents ages two to 19 are overweight or obese. Obesity contributes to five of the 10 leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, many cancers and stroke.
For additional information about the documentary or to find out how you can help fight obesity, please visit theweightofthenation.hbo.com
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