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One Nation, Overweight

May 19, 2010
12:58 pm

One doesn’t think of CNBC as a diet and fitness television channel, but the fact that the network is airing a special, “One Nation, Overweight”, this week is an indicator of the toll obesity is taking on our nation’s economy and on company budgets.

In this clip from the program, Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon, a Healthcare Leadership Council member, explains that an escalating obesity problem and the various illnesses and chronic diseases that result from it will inevitably drown employers in healthcare costs.  Johnson & Johnson, by the way, is one of the real success stories in this country in developing employee wellness programs.

“One Nation, Overweight” will air again on CNBC this Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m., Eastern time and Sunday, May 23 at 10 p.m., Eastern time.

3 Responses to “One Nation, Overweight”

  1. Deborah Says:

    walked this last night and I absolutely LOVED it.. I made the kids sit down and watch too because I think it is important for them to learn the consequences of all of that junk food before it is too late. I loved that WAT-AAH! aired some commercials geared towards kids too

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BC3796CB622E57BB

  2. Casey Says:

    I had a chance to view the program as well and found it truly moving. They really attack brands targeting kids. As a mom of 4 I can honestly say my kids buy into it all… gimmick, colors… you name it… that why they love soda so much. I saw this company as well. Very intriguing… thinking it would work on my kids!

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