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In New Hampshire, almost two out of three adults and more than a quarter of our children are overweight or obese. NHPR’s series explores the causes, the consequences, and some promising solutions to a growing crisis.Fast Facts about Obesity in NH BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY: The HNHfoundation

Obesity in the U.S.: Leveling Off, But At Too High a Rate


After years of headlines on the ‘obesity epidemic’, the number of Americans dealing with this condition is leveling off. Awareness has increased, nutrition improved, and programs have been put in place, but it remains a stubborn problem, with research showing connections to less-recognized issues like poverty, race, and stigma.

  This program originally aired on 11/2/15.


  • Diane Gilbert-Diamond - assistant professor of both Epidemiology and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine
  • Terry Johnson – director of Healthy Eating Active Living NH at the Foundation of Healthy Communities


  • Cheri White - administrator of the Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services for the N.H. Department of Education
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