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  • Need to Know

Need to Know | Saving Carla | PBS

Duration: 12:45
Program: Need to Know
Broadcast Date: Sep. 13, 2012

On this episode of Need to Know, we look at the story of one 10-year-old girl in the Bronx who is determined to overcome a troubling family legacy: four generations stricken with diabetes and obesity. Carla Ellis and her family work against the odds in one of the poorest communities in the country to transform their eating habits. Our report considers the activist approach on childhood obesity taken by the New York City Health Department and one innovative hospital. For more resources, download Kids Cook Monday Toolkit for Educators (www.thekidscookmonday.org for free. Included in the kit are best practices and guidelines on how to encourage family dinners through after school classes.



Post Date: September 13, 2012