Film examines consequences of obesity epidemic

The Maui County Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition and the Maui Family YMCA will be showing the film “Consequences” beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 25.

The film is part of the HBO Weight of the Nation series. It will be shown at the YMCA, 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului. It is free and open to the public. Popcorn and water will be provided.

The film will begin with information about the body mass index and profile several people who share their challenges with losing weight.

Information about heart disease, stroke and diabetes also will be shared.

Because some of the detailed descriptions of the health consequences of obesity may be considered disturbing, this film is not intended to be viewed by young children.

The presenters are offering free childcare through the Y’s Child Watch program for the film’s duration. RSVPs for Child Watch are required and may be made by emailing or by calling 242-9007.

Questions about the film or RSVPs to attend the free film screening may be directed to Sandra McGuinness by emailing or by calling 264-7895.