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Kate Adamick - Co-Founder, Cook for America
There are two myths about serving good food to children in schools: One, there's not enough money and two, kids wont eat it. Kate Adamick, co-founder, Cook for America, proves the reverse and her program teaches school food service workers around the country how to cook. As for money, Adamick has found ways to use the funds from government sources more efficiently for schools and she says, "kids absolutely eat real food". Former attorney turned chef, Adamick gives details of her program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Kids, Obesity
Anthony F. Porto - M.D., Director, Fit Kids, New York Hospital Queens
Stop telling yourself it's Baby Fat. Your overweight child is a problem for your whole family. Overweight children are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. The social stigma of an overweight youngster damages ego and often results in academic failure. The best weapon against childhood obesity is the family. But there's help. Dr. Anthony Porto, director of FITKIDS, talks about consulting families on nutrition and excercise classes for children on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Family
Svetlana Kogan - MD/Founder, Doctors at Trump Place
As the economy continues to disappoint, diners are eager for deals and reastaurants giving them. Supersized slammowhich for breakfast and three pizzas for lunch are available. Fast food chains are calling these "Big Taste Bailout Packages". Dr. Svetlana Kogan breaks down the relationship of fast food and student obesity on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dieting, Obesity, Health Care
Marion Nestle - Professor of Nutrition, New York University; Author, WHAT TO EAT
Good News! Eating in has been substituted for eating out. Times are tough and your budget has forced cutbacks. Don't dispair. There are real benefits to home cooking for you and your loved ones. As a friend recently said, "If I eat out Saturday and Sunday, I weigh three to five pounds more on Monday." Hear New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle's point of view on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity, Food
Gary Taubes - Author, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease
Are you eating less but not losing weight? Join the crowd. Gary Taubes, award-winning journalist for SCIENCE MAGAZINE, presents convincing evidence debunking this notion. He flies in the face of 50 years of nutritional theory regarding weight loss. In his book, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES, he argues persuasively that the solution to avoiding getting fat is not the number of calories eaten, but the kind. Should you doubt his hypothesis , look around at the escalating obesity epidemic. But find out for yourself. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity
Sarah Maria Dreisbach - Founder, Break Free Beauty
Our culture reveres youth and thin. Still, this country has an obesity problem. Listen to Sarah Maria Dreisbach discuss how she rid herself of a negative body obsession and moved on to found Break Free Beauty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance, Dieting, Obesity, Health Care, Quality of Life
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