The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Rising childhood obesity rates spawn efforts to get junk food out of schools, but behavioral changes are lagging public awareness.
- Margo Wootan director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
- Dr. Jack Yanovski head of the Unit on Growth and Obesity, in the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH.
- Dr. Susan Lynch pediatrician, Cholesterol Treatment Center, Concord Hospital; first lady of New Hampshire
- Paul Campos professor, University of Colorado School of Law; author, "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health."
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