New film series focuses on health issues

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Campus Recreation is partnering with a variety of campus offices to host a semester-long film series that addresses health issues and wellness.  

The first meeting of the four-part series will take place on September 25 from 4-5:30 p.m. in room 2270 of the Kirkhof Center. A segment of the documentary “The Weight of the Nation” will be shown and a small group discussion will follow.

The documentary explores the issue of obesity and its contributing factors and possible solutions. It examines the driving forces causing the obesity epidemic, including agriculture, changing food production, farming policy, economics, food marketing and physical inactivity.

The film series is open to all students, including those in the Health Issues theme. The event is approved for LIB 100 and 201 classes. Registration is encouraged for each meeting of the series at www.gvsu.edu/rec/registration-index.htm.

All four parts of the series will be shown in room 2270 of the Kirkhof Center:

- October 9, 4-5:30 p.m.: Unnatural Causes - Place Matters
- October 30, 4-5:30 p.m.: Sick Around the World
- November 13, 4-5:30 p.m.: A Vital Service: African American Stories

For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/rec.