Vme TV Takes an In-Depth Look at an International Epidemic: Childhood Obesity
"Mas Alla del Sobrepeso," a sixty-minute documentary, analyzes this prevalent disease that affects more than one-third of children nationwide
Vme TV, the only national Spanish-language television network affiliated with public television stations, presents "Mas Alla 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. E/P.
"Mas Alla 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 'Mas Alla 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.
Currently, the 2013 America's Health Rankings reports that obesity rates are more prevalent among Hispanic Americans (42.5%) than their non-Hispanic White counterparts (32.6%). As a result, the Hispanic community is experiencing an increase in chronic illnesses caused by obesity such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, among others.
Available in 43 markets and reaching more than 70 million households in the United States, Vme TV is available through Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network and AT&T U-verse among other local cable companies. To find your local channel or to learn more about Vme TV, visit www.vmetv.com or follow us on social media via www.facebook.com/vmetv or www.twitter.com/vmetv.
ABOUT VME TELEVISION
Vme TV (pronounced veh-meh), is the first national Spanish-language television network in association with public television stations. Reaching more than 70 million households in the United States, Vme TV is broadcast in 43 markets by PBS stations and is available on DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, as well as major cable companies including Comcast.
The 24-hour digital broadcast service is dedicated to entertain, educate and inspire families in Spanish with a contemporary mix of original productions, exclusive premieres, acquisitions, and popular public television programs specially adapted for Hispanics.
To find your local channel or to learn more about Vme TV, visit www.vmetv.com (http://www.vmetv.com/mediakit) or follow us on social media via www.facebook.com/vmetv or www.twitter.com/vmetv. SOURCE Vme TV
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