Child Obesity


Child obesity is a heavy problem in the country and our state is no different – 1 in 3 children in Alaska enter kindergarten overweight. Kids who are fat can have serious, even fatal, health conditions, they get picked on and they don’t feel good about themselves. Sick and teased with low self-esteem – that’s no way to be young! That’s why this time we’re talking about preventing childhood obesity and overweight in Alaska. Dr. Gary Ferguson, head of Wellness & Prevention at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Karol Fink, program director of the State’s Obesity Prevention & Control program are guests.

PLUS, we learn about Alaska’s Farm-to-School program that is bringing Alaskan grown to the cafeteria, we find out how Healthy Futures Alaska keeps kids moving all summer long and Chef KTD lightens up dessert with a healthier version of cheesecake.

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