American news presenter Jennifer Livingstone gets called fat (video)
AMERICAN news presenter Jennifer Livingstone goes on WKBT News 8 to show off a well-constructed letter received from a concerned viewer. Livingstone is accused of being a habitual obesity fan. Hey, Livingstone already knew that.
It’s a slow news day on WKBT:
In other WKBT News 8 news:
* America’s most obese states
* A link between obesity and being unhealthy
The college’s annual American Fitness Index ranks the country’s 50 most populous metro areas on a number of health factors, including percentage of residents who smoke, obesity rates, percentage of people who exercise and availability of parks, walking trails and farmers markets. Here are the 10 least fit cities.
* In honor of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, explore some of the ways you and your family can eat better.
* Obesity is encouraged by parents
Children have become much less active, contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic that’s affecting neighborhoods across the country.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children ages six to 11 years increased from 6.5 percent in 1980 to 19.6 percent in 2008. Additionally, rates have increased from 5 percent to 18.1 percent among adolescents ages 12 to 19 years.
“The incidence of childhood obesity in the United States and its consequences are devastating,” says Dr. Richard Visser, the Minister of Health for Aruba and a childhood obesity researcher and educator. “We really have to do something to help the next generation, and we have to start with the parents.”
Other pro-obesity features on caring WKBT News 8 include:
Livingstone may care to have a word with the editorial team…