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New Mexico Voices for Children And The Latest KIDS COUNT Data

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January 18, 2018 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Bill Jordan from New Mexico Voices for Children to discuss the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this month to coincide with the start of the legislative session. The report shows improvements in some areas, but our state is still at the bottom of the nation in nearly all measures of child and family well-being.

Guest: Bill Jordan, New Mexico Voices for Children

Additional Resources:
NM ranked 49th in child well-being – Albuquerque Journal
KIDS COUNT Data Book

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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