WXXI Healthy You Forum on Child Health

WXXI Healthy You Forum on Child Health

Sun, 02/28/2010 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Child Obesity is one of the area's biggest health concerns. Watch this program (now available online) to find out more about child obesity, its prevalence and causes in our community, and learn about community resources to help keep you and your family healthy.

Learn more about the issue in the first-ever televised town meeting on child health and obesity:

Healthy You Childhood Health Forum

the above program aired Sunday, February 28, 2010 7pm-8pm.  WXXI-TV (DTV21.1, cable1011, cable 11)

WXXI panel of experts:

  • Dr. Stephen Cook, Asst. Professor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center
    • Dr. Cook recently discussed child health on an episode of 1370 Connection's: Healthy Friday series.  You can use this player to listen to it:

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  • Dr. Lisa Harris, Pediatric Internist, Rochester, NY
  • Bonney DeVinney, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
  • Carlos Cotto, Director Of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Rochester School District.

The panelists join with studio audience members, a group of young people and several families trying to keep themselves and their kids healthy.

 

Resources for this program:

Obesity Prevalence and Data

Food & Nutrition

WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Foodlink is a regional food bank with distributes food to a 10-county area in Western and Central New York.

From the US Department of Agriculture, MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/ assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Physical Activity

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Andrew Wheeland's picture

The following Anonymous comment was made to our "Healthy You" section page which should not have had the ability to comment turned on (we've since fixed that)... Instead of deleting the comment, we have moved it here. The subject line was "obesity/health"

NOBODY, NOBODY WILL SUCCEED REDUCING WEIGHT AND GET HEALTHY, IF OUR FOOD INTAKE IS INFERIOR OR, AS WITH WHITE SUGAR AND WHITE FLOUR, HAVE BEEN ALTERED SO MUCH TO MAKE US SICK. ADDED SYNTHETIC GROWTH HORMONES, ANTIBIOTICS, TOXIC PESTICIDES THAT ARE ADDED EITHER TO OUR COWS' FOOD, OUR SOIL AND/OR OUR WATER IS MAKING US ILL. ALL THESE ADDITIVES ARE VERY DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALTH! WE NEED TO REPLACE THEM WITH QUALITY, HOMEGROWN (IF POSSIBLE) FOODS.
BOOKS SUCH AS MARK HYMAN'S ''THE ULTRAMIND SOLUTION'', ANDREW WEIL'S ''HEALTHY BRAIN KIT'' AND MANY OTHERS WILL STEER US IN THE HEALTHY DIRECTION. WE ADULTS NEED TO GIVE KIDS A NEW PARADIGM. EAT QUALITY FOOD! OUR BODIES AND OUR ENVIRONMENT WILL THANK US!
WE AS ADULTS NEED TO LEAD WITH EXAMPLE!