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Interview: Ross Hammond

Following our report on one girl’s struggle with childhood obesity, host Scott Simon speaks with obesity expert Ross Hammond on the role that public policy can play in nutrition.

Hammond is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Director for the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy. He argues that no one solution will solve the obesity epidemic in America. Instead, he argues for a multi-level approach, where solutions are employed at the local and federal level.