Although Hawaii is ranked the fifth least obese state in the country for adults, the rate of adolescent obesity in Hawaii is increasing. Over 15% of Hawaii's public high school students are obese. This week's panel will address the risks and potential prevention of obesity, as well as statewide efforts to keep the people of Hawaii healthy.

Guests include May Okihiro, MD, MS, Pediatrician, Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center; Lola Irvin, Healthy Hawaii Initiative, State Dept. of Health; and Alice Toguchi-Matsuo, R.D., M.P.H an expert in dietary counseling for weight management, chronic disease prevention and health promotion.

This conversation was recorded on July 22, 2010 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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