A Beers Elementary School student enjoys a snack on Salad and Strawberry Day.
In this 5-part series, WAMU 88.5's Kavitha Cardoza explores the growing trend of of childhood obesity.
April 25, 2011
Managing A Child’s Weight Becomes a Family’s Journey
Part 1: Cardoza and Moored hear from a Maryland family about their struggle to understand their young daughter's weight problem.
April 26, 2011
In Obese Children, Researchers Examine Nature vs. Nuture
Part 2: Area researchers discuss what they know about the causes of childhood obesity and how best to treat it.
April 27, 2011
Pediatrician Helps Obese Children Take “Baby Steps”
Part 3: A pediatrician who specializes in childhood obesity talks about how she helps families make changes to improve child health and decrease weight.
April 28, 2011
Healthy Schools: D.C. Tries To Teach Students Good Habits
Part 4: Four out of every 10 D.C. public school students are overweight or obese. The D.C. Council passed the Healthy Schools Act as a way to tackle the problem.
April 29, 2011
For Teens, A Healthier Life is Not Always In Reach
Part 5: The story of one area teen illustrates the obstacles facing obese youth who want to live healthier lifestyles.