Posts Tagged ‘health programs on KET’

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.

Rural Health Care

A KET special report explores innovative ways health care advocates are working to improve conditions

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

While the health problems in rural Kentucky are well-reported, much less visible are the community and health care leaders who work to improve conditions. Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report explores how advocates across the state are making innovative changes locally to deliver the health care rural Kentuckians need. The program airs Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9/8 pm CT on KET and Monday, Feb. 13 at 10/9 pm CT on KET2.

Due to alarmingly high rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes, Kentuckians are dying younger and living more unhealthy lives than people in nearly every other state. While these problems affect all Kentuckians, they disproportionately impact rural Kentuckians.

Remaking Rural Health: A KET Special Report looks at several ways in which health care advocates and practitioners are working to improve conditions, including, but certainly not limited to: prevention, strategic use of nurse practitioners, enhanced community outreach and more.

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