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Kids' Healthy Weight

NetWellness & ideastream: Young and Obese

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- a new kind of partnership -

ideastream in collaboration with NetWellness and other multimedia partners presents Be Well: Young and Obese

NetWellness and ideastream are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. ideastream is a non-profit public broadcasting organization including WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV and other educational and public service media. Be Well: Young and Obese is part of ideastream’s ongoing multiple-media coverage on important health issues presented in collaboration with The Plain Dealer and NetWellness. Through this partnership, you will be able to explore ideastream’s programs as NetWellness puts in-depth information at your fingertips.

In Be Well:  Young & Obese, viewers meet some of courageous youngsters who are working to improve their health and their lives. Innovative community educational, nutritional and medical programs are also presented.  These Northeast Ohio families and programs reflect both the challenge and innovation that is occurring in communities around the nation.

Childhood obesity is a prime area of focus. One-third of U.S. children are now overweight or obese. More and more children are developing diseases of adulthood, like diabetes and high blood pressure. The causes and consequences of childhood obesity are multi-dimensional.  The approach to help children and their families deal with this issue must be, too. ideastream coverage highlights this vital health issue.

Learn more about WVIZ’s Young and Obese documentary and find additional in-depth information from NetWellness:   click here to explore


This children's health content is brought to you with support from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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Last Reviewed: Jun 10, 2013

Susan   Wentz, MD, MS Susan Wentz, MD, MS
Director, Area Health Education Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University