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Eye on America (Childhood Obesity) Part I #728278

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 12, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Special series on the epidemic of childhood obesity introduced; “CBS News”/"New York Times" poll results cited.

(Atlanta: Mark Strassmann) A look at the reasons for obesity in children and what can be done about it presented; details given about the availability of unhealthy foods in schools; statistics cited. [Child obesity expert Dr. Ovidio BERMUDEZ†- says we have seen an explosion in the numbers of kids seeking help for weight problems.] [In Atlanta, Lakeside High School student Toshi SATAKE†- lists the number of sodas he drinks.] [John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Wayne PARKER†- lists items & services bought for the school with vending machine money.] [In California, health teacher Jacqueline DOMAC††- says students’ health shouldn’t suffer because we can’t manage our money.] [Tennessee Soft Drink Assn. Raymond THOMASSON†- says we have a society issue that goes beyond vending machines.] [Venice High School student Alex MILLER†- says you’re not teaching kids to make better choices.]

Rather, Dan;
Strassmann, Mark

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