Nabholz Construction Services will be featured in the HBO documentary, "The Weight of the Nation," which airs Monday and Tuesday.
The local company will be spotlighted in the final hour of the four-hour documentary. The documentary will showcase the company’s corporate wellness program and its 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 and shows 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, work sites and communities are making positive changes. An additional segment titled, "Overweight in the Workplace: How Wellness Programs Can Help the American Workforce," focuses exclusively on Nabholz and is available on the HBO website.
Jayme Mayo, PA-C/Wellness Director for Nabholz Construction Services and Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz were 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 said, "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."
Nationwide, 68 percent of adults age 20 and older are overweight or obese, and 31.7 percent of the nation’s children and adolescents ages 2 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.
Founded in 1949, Nabholz Construction Services is one of the nation’s leading general contractors and construction managers. The company is employee-owned, licensed in 43 states and has offices in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. For more information about Nabholz Construction Services, visit the company’s website at nabholz.com. For additional information about Nabholz’ involvement in the documentary please calls Kris Hesson at 505-5835. For additional information about the documentary please visit theweightofthenation.hbo.com.