May 6, 2010 – Segment 2

Rates of obesity among adolescents in the United States have more than tripled in the past 30 years, leading to a rise in obesity-related problems like Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.  Baltimore was recently ranked as the 8th fattest city in the US by Men’s Health.

We’ll talk with some Baltimore residents that are working to reverse this trend by promoting fitness and nutrition.  Our guests are:

Lamarr Darnell Shields – President and Co-founder of the Urban Leadership Institute

Chauncey Whitehead – Owner of CDW Health and Wellness Fitness, holds the world record for sit-ups!

Avon Haughton – 8th grade student at the Praise Academy

Dr. Pierre Vigilance – Director of the Washington, DC Department of Health

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Marc Steiner

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