WXXI News in Rochester, NY, examines whether the community’s efforts to fight childhood obesity are paying off. WXXI News Director Julie Philipp looks at the Childhood Healthy Weight Initiative and interviews Dr. Stephen Cook of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Last September, Need to Know medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay traveled to Somerville, Mass., where town officials discussed an innovative anti-obesity program that produced promising results.
This segment was produced with the support of a grant that Need to Know provided to eight public television stations across the country to highlight national issues that are impacting local communities. Grants were awarded to the following stations: KNPB-TV Channel 5 (Reno, Nev.), Mountain Lake Public Telecommunications Council (Plattsburgh, NY), Nashville Public Television (Nashville, Tenn.), Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (Lincoln, Neb.), Nine Network of Public Media (St. Louis, Mo.), Pioneer Public Television (Appleton, Minn.), WXXI (Rochester, NY) and WBGU-TV (Bowling Green, Ohio).