Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

Reporter Mitch Mattern investigates a national youth obesity problem and how a school community in Omaha Nebraska addresses this challenge.


  1. Evaluate obesity trends in the U.S. for young children and teens.
  2. Explain which federal program Western Hills elementary school participates and could it work in your school?
  3. Can you summarize some of the reasons Dr. Christina Fernandez describes that cause youth obesity? Formulate some solutions to address these causes.



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with professional assistance provided by Omaha Public Schools.