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The Heavy Burden Of Obesity

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A Beers Elementary School student enjoys a snack on Salad and Strawberry Day.
Kavitha Cardoza
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.

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