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Texas / Obesity Reports #778429

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Austin, Texas: Jim Cummins) The plan in Texas to include a “weight grade” in each child’s school report card in an effort to combat childhood obesity featured; details given of a similar law in Arkansas. [State senator Leticia VAN DePUTTE††- comments on the number of kids with health problems.] [Parent Rosa MEDELLIAN††– reacts.] [Children's Medical Center Dr. Stephanie SETLIFF††- says eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa can be triggered by one comment.] [Assn. of Texas Professional Educators Eric ALLEN†- notes teachers are not doctors.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Cummins, Jim

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