Childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and has grown significantly in recent years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that one out of every three children and adolescent aged two to nineteen years old are obese. Children who are overweight have an 80 percent chance of becoming an obese adult. Childhood obesity is also associated with an increased risk of emotional problems. Many overweight children are ostracized from peer groups and often teased or worse, bullied.
Lynne Adamson has worked in the graphics field including television graphics, advertising, and publishing all of her adult life. A forty-year resident of Las Vegas, NV, Lynne worked as Art Director for TV8 and TV3 in Las Vegas, as well as Art Director for several Las Vegas advertising agencies. She was Advertising Creative Director for the Greenspun Media Group, that publishes the alternative paper Las Vegas Weekly, InBusiness Las Vegas, and several magazine publications. Lynne also spent two years as a Graphic Specialist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Gary Solomon, MPH, MSW, PhD is a professor of psychology at the College of Southern Nevada. He received his bachelor's degree and MPH (Master of Public Health) from UCLA; MSW from Tennessee State University; and his PhD in psychology from Pacific Western University. Dr. Solomon is a dynamic speaker and has lectured all over the US. Dr. Solomon is also known as The Movie Doctor® and was the first to write on the topic of using movies as therapy. He coined the term 'Cinematherapy®.' His first book, The Motion Picture Prescription: Watch This Movie and Call Me in the Morning, was written as a therapeutic tool for therapists to use for treating clients and groups. His other books include Reel Therapy® and Cinemaparenting®.