Child Obesity

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment... February 27, 2017 Show 038 Hour 1

We begin the hour with an update on the Paul Dean Jensen case. Jensen spent 20 years in prison, serving life without parole for a murder he committed in 1996 at the age of 14. In June, a judge reconsidered that penalty and imposed a 200 year sentence. Now Jensen is appealing the second sentence. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks has the update.

Child Obesity Rate Drops

Feb 27, 2014

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows a sharp drop in obesity rates among young children, ages 2-5.  South Dakota is among the states showing the biggest decline.  The director of the CDC said that this is the first report to show many states with declining rates of obesity in very young children after decades of rising rates.  Mary Beth Russell of Avera Health discussed the new CDC report.

State Child Obesity Rate Rises

Nov 1, 2012

The ghosts and goblins who made the rounds Halloween night  are now enjoying the piles of candy they collected.   But Halloween comes along with a new scary fact.  This week the State’s Department of Health announced that childhood obesity is on the rise in South Dakota. The Health Department reports that almost 16-percent of the state’s under 19 population is now considered obese–that’s up slightly from last year.