We report on the nation’s high obesity and diabetes rates, which are disproportionately impacting children in low-income communities.
For a detailed explanation of the results, more information on the BMI for children, and suggestions for helping your child be healthier, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website. To determine your own BMI, try this adult calculator.
Need to Know medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay travels to Somerville, Massachusetts, where town officials have pioneered a new anti-obesity program that’s producing promising results.
Need to Know talks to one mom about how her local greenmarket has made family life a little more fruitful.
After spending some time in Somerville, Mass., reporting on their innovative program to prevent childhood obesity, Need to Know came back with some tips on how to make sure your kids reach adulthood at a healthy weight.