Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.


The societal costs for obesity and diabetes are mounting, as ever younger Americans struggle with excess weight and its consequences. But what is the best way to help children and teens who struggle with their weight? Is individualized education the answer, or changes to the environment, or both?

Come to the January New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of a PBS program and then join a discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Nutritional Epidemiologist and Research Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Jimenez will discuss socioecological and lifecourse approaches to obesity and diabetes prevention, and UNM research on intervention strategies to prevent and improve the treatment of obesity and diabetes for children and teens.
  • Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez
  • Date: Saturday, January 30
  • Time: 10:00am - 12noon
  • Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Salon-Ortega Room
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to Rose Poston: 277-2396 or Online.

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