Healthy Eating and Disease Prevention
For the week of September 15th, 2013
For many Minnesotans, maintaining a healthy weight is a major challenge. Two recent University of Minnesota studies are providing new insights on efforts to combat obesity. On this week’s Access Minnesota, University of Minnesota Family Medicine and Community Health Professor Jerica Berge discusses why parents should focus on healthy eating habits and not weight loss when talking with teens. And U of M Epidemiologist Andrew Odegaard tells us why skipping breakfast contributes to obesity and other serious health issues.
Guests: Jerica Berge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota and Associate Director of the University’s Citizen Professional Center; Andrew Odegaard, Epidemiologist in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota
Issues: The potential dangers of talking with teens about weight loss and healthy eating; The importance of lifestyle versus dieting; The impact of skipping breakfast on disease risk and overall health