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Fighting Obesity in Nevada
Fighting Obesity in Nevada

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AIR DATE: September 29, 2011

So it's an epidemic already but in a state which perfected the art of all-you-can-eat and the all-day buffet, what would you expect? So apart from the occasional overindulging, why are we getting fatter? Not enough exercise? Too much food? Too much snacking? We'll ask some people who have struggled with obesity and with health officials who are trying to help the rest of us get a handle on the problem.
 
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Leslie Johnstone, Exec Dir, Health Services Coalition
Heather Avila, Dir of Marketing and Bus Dev, Weight Watchers Las Vegas
Mandee Bowler, gastric bypass patient
Erin Dixon, Washoe County Health Dist

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When life is a vacuum......food gets sucked in. You have to fill the vacuum with something other than food.
Dennis DinzeoSep 26, 2011 17:44:05 PM
TO CLAUDIA - the female who called towards the end of the broadcast , regarding her sons obesity problems - email me : m71nia@yahoo.com i think that i have a solution to your problem . thx
Stili Sep 26, 2011 12:34:02 PM
I am still taken aback when I see parents buying candy for children, saying "well, children are children for a short time, let them enjoy themselves now" and they don't understand that if you get used to sugar, you want more of it. Inasmuch as I think that the government does have a role in regulation - to avoid for example the "kid-sized meals" that can feed a family of four, even in high-end restaurants - I believe it is also up to parents to inform themselves and act accordingly. The notion that by being firm with our children in this sense we are "denying them of the joys of life" is what needs to be changed. A book that should not be missed by parents is Dr. David Kessler's "The End of Overeating".
maria carrascoSep 26, 2011 10:38:25 AM
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