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Prescription for Health: Childhood Obesity (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-06

Duration: 00:05:50

Subjects: Whitfield, Rani G. | Health | Obesity in children


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee


This “Prescription for Health” segment from the September 6, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Dr. Rani Whitfield on Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Dr. Whitfield discusses: the difference between being overweight and being obese; Louisiana’s position as the fattest state in the nation; whether obesity should be classified as an illness or a disease; and his tips for combating childhood obesity.