Interviewees were positive about how childhood obesity has been getting so much attention, but Cardoza says it's still unclear how the research is making a difference at the ground level.
Connecting with the children
As WAMU's education reporter, Cardoza has a lot of experience reporting about children. She says she doesn't want them to feel like their weight defines them.
Unexpected moments of realization
Moored and Cardoza share some of the unexpected moments they encountered, including how open people were to sharing their stories and how children aren't the only ones feeling judged when it comes to their weight.
Changing eating habits together
Doctors say families have to make changes along with their children to be effective. Cardoza and Moored found themselves changing their own habits over the course of the series; Cardoza says she still points out the McDonalds when they drive by, but she no longer insists on stopping.
Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.