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UNC-TV received a grant from Ashley O. Thrift and Dr. Julianne Still Thrift to produce a series of stories and specials concerning North Carolina's children and how health issues are being discussed and addressed especially dealing with childhood obesity. Producer Jeff Smith has compiled this series of stories called "Healthy Kids Healthy Lives" and gathered useful links to the services and groups across the state so that families can get help for themselves and friends who are looking to prevent obesity in their families. Childhood obesity is a contributing factor in may lifelong diseases and illnesses and all of this can be prevented through a healthier lifestyle. Please use the information and services that the state and your local area have to offer to help fight the battle of childhood obesity.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Live: Part 1 (Original Airdate: 10/5/2012)
Jeff Smith begins a series of specials based on his Healthy Kids, Healthy Lives reports that have aired on North Carolina NOW over the past several months. In this compilation, Jeff addresses the issue of obesity in children in North Carolina and shows how it is being diagnosed and treated. He also identifies groups around the state that have joined forces to bring resources to various communities in efforts to combat obesity. Click here to watch the video now.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Live: Part 2 (Original Airdate: 10/19/2012)
Jeff Smith continues his Healthy Kids, Healthy Lives specials with a look at how outdoor areas and green spaces are being developed across the state to get families moving. Jeff also examines how childhood obesity is being fought in rural areas of the state and where families can turn to get help.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Live: Part 3 (Original Airdate: 12/31/2012)
Jeff Smith continues his Healthy Kids, Healthy Lives specials with this program in which he heads to the Western half of the state to see how obesity issues are being improved by multiple agencies and groups coming together to help each other.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Live: Part 4 (Original Airdate: 1/1/2013)
In this special, Jeff Smith will continue to see how obesity issues are being addressed by some communities in the western region of our state.