Obesity is a critical public health issue for adults and children in the U.S., and one whose complexity goes beyond the seemingly simple factors of intake and exercise. Mama reader Erica from Northampton just wrote in about FAT: What No One Is Telling You. The program, framed through personal narratives – including those of a grandmother who wants to get fit so she can keep up with her grandchild and a public health professional committed to educating families and kids (including her Latino community) about nutrition and activity – details the biological barriers, cultural habits, and economic realities that play a role in this increasingly common condition.
Part of PBS’s Take One Step Health Campaign, FAT premieres tomorrow at 9pm on PBS (click here for local broadcast information). Also check out their 20 Steps to Better Health guide, which includes tips for families.