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Big Healthy Life: Nutrition

NMiF: Big Healthy Life

October 20, 2017 – This week, we are featuring a local documentary, “Big Healthy Life,” by local filmmaker Chris Schueler. In this segment, Schueler examines the role that good nutrition plays in the overall health of New Mexico children.  Experts also weigh in with the barriers to good nutrition and what parents can do to make sure even the pickiest of eaters is getting a balanced diet.

Further Reading/Review
2016 The Weight of Our Children Report from the NM Department of Health
Big Healthy Life Viewer Guide

 

 

A look at childhood obesity

NMiF: Big Healthy Life

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring you the documentary "Big Healthy Life," which tackles the tough topic of childhood obesity.  We also follow up on a few key points with experts on nutrition and exercise.

NMiF host Gene Grant sits down with filmmaker Chris Schueler to share some insights about how he approached the issues in the film, including what makes New Mexico unique in the battle against childhood obesity, and the importance of involving the whole family in working towards healthy goals.

Gene also delves into a deeper discussion with registered dietician Patty Keane on such issues as food insecurity and ways families on a tight budget can make better nutritional choices

And student correspondent Anthony Herrera interviews two medical providers on the importance of exercise and active play in children’s lives. 

 New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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Host:
Gene Grant

Student Correspondent:
Anthony Herrera

Studio Guests:
Dr. Anthony Fleg, UNM School of Medicine, Community & Family Medicine
Patty Keane, a registered dietician and associate scientist at the UNM Prevention Research Center
Chris Schueler, director of the documentary “Big Healthy Life”
Susan M. Scott, UNM Emerita Professor, Pediatrics Endocrinology

 Line Panelists:
(no Line this week)

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New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m.(pre-empted March 26) and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m (pre-empted March 25) and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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