12:00pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Children's Health

Childhood Obesity Goes Beyond Food And Exercise

While First Lady Michelle Obama has publicly pushed against childhood obesity, many families struggle with it privately. The Centers for Disease Control say obesity affects 17% of America's children. In this weekly parenting conversation, host Michel Martin explores how obesity affects children and their families. She speaks with Lois Freedman, whose six-year-old daughter struggles with obesity; Saquonte Wilkinson, a high school student battling obesity; Dr. Nizrat Mirza from the Children's National Medical Center; and Kavitha Cardoza, a WAMU reporter who has investigated obesity's effect on children in Washington.