The New York Times reports from Philadelphia this morning that following years of ever-increasing childhood obesity rates, several American cities may finally be getting ahead of the disturbing trend. Watch Saving Carla on PBS. See more from Need To Know. Reporter Sabrina Tavernise writes: The trend [of declining rates in childhood obesity] has emerged in [...]
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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.
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.