Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Obesity on the RiseDownload audio (MP3)
A new report predicts that by 2030, nearly half of all Californians will be obese. The predictions are even more grim for the vast majority of other states -- in Mississippi 67 percent are expected to be obese. We discuss the obesity epidemic, its causes and what can be done about it.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Kristine Madsen, pediatrician at UCSF and assistant professor at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health
- Larry Cohen, founder and executive director of the Prevention Institute, based in Oakland
- Pat Crawford, director of the Center for Weight and Health, nutrition specialist and adjunct professor in School of Public Health at UC Berkeley
- Richard Hamburg, deputy director of Trust for America's Health, an advocacy organization aimed at preventing disease and protecting the health and safety of communities