NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 27, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Lisbon Falls, ME: Lisa Myers) Long-term physiological impact of malnutrition on children examined; scenes shown. [The LIVELYs - discuss their lack of food during her pregnancy with son Jeffrey.] [Dr. Michael McKEOWN - attributes mother's poor nutrition to Jeffrey Lively's postnatal problems.] [Gertrude WELSH, RN - notes child's long-term health prospects are dim.] Findings of studies by Cook Cnty. hospital and others outlined on screen. Amber Blade's stunted growth cited as example of problems attributed to poor nutrition. [ME human services commissioner Michael PETIT - notes link between stunted growth and malnutrition.] [Dr. William BITHANEY - describes study's findings.] [Blade's PARENTS - describes inability to feed children properly.] [Pol. analyst Robert GREENSTEIN - notes families such as the Blades meet all of society's requirements for self-sufficiency and are still hungry.] [Assistant agriculture secretary John BODE - claims government programs are sufficient.] [The BLADES - respond.]