Is Obesity a Problem that's Too Big to Solve?

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The First Lady and the Surgeon General have joined the Centers for Disease Control in the campaign against obesity, especially among children. One-third of young people are so overweight they’re at risk of Type-2 Diabetes. Ten percent of infants and toddlers are dangerously heavy.  The food industry is under pressure to cut back on fat and calories.  What about the soft-drink business?

Credits

Guests:
Barry Popkin - Nutrition Epidemiologist, University of North Carolina's Interdisciplinary Obesity Center, Kevin Keane - Senior VP of Public Affairs, American Beverage Association, Claudia Kalb - Senior Writer, Newsweek, Nia-Malika Henderson - Washington Post, Sean Kershaw - Executive Director, Citizens' League

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman