Childhood Obesity: the State's Role, Positive Programs, the Role of Gym Class, and Health and Nutrition
Dakota Midday - 08/17/2010
Guest host Stephanie Rissler talks to Dr. Michelle Van Beek, pediatrician with Sanford's Children's Clinic. They discuss childhood obesity and its link to puberty in children.
Next, Stephanie talks with Stacy Stahl, from the program Girl on the Run, and Physical Education Specialist John D. Rodman. They talk about positive programs to decrease childhood obesity. They also discuss the role of gym class.
Sandra Kangas talks about the state's role in the epidemic. She works for Child and Adult Nutrition Services for South Dakota Department of Education. Also, Kari Senger, co-director of Coordinated School Health for the South Dakota Department of Education, talks about health and nutrition, and physical education.
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