Newly-released research shows childhood obesity rates in Native America are stabilizing. The researchers behind the study say that’s good news for a population that statistically struggles with maintaining a healthy weight. We’ll talk with the scientists who conducted the study and other experts about the findings and what they mean for bringing obesity in our youth under control.
Dr. Ann Bullock (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe/Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) –
director of the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention at the Indian Health Service
Dr. Spero Mason (Pembina Chippewa) -Director of the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health and Associate Dean for Research School of Public Health University of Colorado Denver
Kibbe Conti (Oglala Sioux) – Registered Dietitian and nutrition specialist at the Rapid City Indian Hospital
Break Music: Old School Hop (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Pakosiyimitan (album)