Line One: How childhood nutrition affects chronic illness

Students in Noatak eat breakfast at school before class. (Hillman/Alaska Public Media)

Childhood chronic illness affects 40% of school-aged children and adolescents. Nutrition, movement, environmental toxins and genetics play a role in this progression. Equally important is the role of nutrition, gut health and lifestyle interventions in preventing undesired gene expression and managing the prevention of chronic illness and behavior problems in our children.

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HOST: Dr. Jillian Woodruff


  • Ashley Koch, Functional Medicine Nutritionist, BioLounge in Portland, OR


  • Ashley Koch Nutrition:
  • Empowering people to make lifestyle choices to build their immunity
  • Dr. Nicole Beurkens’s podcast: She is a psychologist and nutritionist that explains the cause and effect between children’s lifestyles and their behavior
  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How To Cook


Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).

Send an email to before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, at 8 p.m. AKDT


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