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Connections: Curbing Obesity With a New Program

It's one thing for American kids to be overweight; it's another for parents to confront that fact. It can be very difficult for parents to admit their children are obese, particularly before the teenage years. "Baby fat," "He'll grow out of it," "Just a phase." Well, there's a new, intensive obesity treatment program for kids age 7-13. It's free, but space is limited. We'll explain how to get involved, and we'll talk about facing childhood obesity at an early age with our guests:

  • Dr. Stephen Cook, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Laura Fasano, Vice President of Healthy Living, YMCA of Greater Rochester
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.