Well Fed

KET presents health special Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Well Fed | KET imageIn 2010, KET addressed childhood obesity rates in Kentucky and the impact of children’s sedentary lifestyles in the award-winning special report More Than Child’s Play: Why Physical Activity Matters. KET now presents Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime, which explores childhood nutrition, its impact on health outcomes and obesity rates, and efforts across the state to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

This program airs Monday, Feb. 18 at 9/8 pm on KET.

Families have the odds stacked against them, with society set up at every turn to encourage unhealthy choices. For the last several decades, much of what is offered in the average grocery store and fast food restaurant is processed food containing high amounts of fat, sugar and salt. What used to be reserved for a special occasion – a soda, a cheeseburger or an outing to a restaurant – is routine now. As two segments in the program show, some children in Kentucky have never eaten a fresh blueberry, strawberry or banana.

Well Fed: Nourishing Our Children for a Lifetime is structured around the growth of a child, highlighting the importance of good nutrition starting in infancy and continuing through the teenage years.

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