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Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control estimates more than 15 percent of the nation's children and adolescents are obese. Who's to blame? Is it the parents? The schools? The fast food industry?

Many experts say that when we promote healthy eating habits in children we may be teaching the most important lesson they will ever learn. But does childhood obesity necessarily lead to adult obesity? What adult health problems are related to being overweight as a kid?

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Dr. Denise Edwards - childhood obesity specialist at the USF Pediatric Health Clinic
Dr. Peter Gorski - Director of Programs, Children's Board of Hillsborough County
Ms. Julie Hedine - Supervisor of Food and Nutrition with Pasco County Schools



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