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Vermont Edition
Educating People About Obesity
Tuesday, 11/27/12
By Jane Lindholm
More people are overweight and unhealthy in this country every year- and Vermont is no exception. How can we educate about obesity, diet and nutrition without shaming or marginalizing people who are overweight?
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VT Doesn’t Get A Clean Bill Of Health
Friday, 08/12/11
By Bob Kinzel
Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen looks at the key health issues facing the state, and Congressman Peter Welch reflects on the recent debt-ceiling discussions.
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Obesity Rate Climbs, Less In Vermont Than Elsewhere
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Neal Charnoff
A new study on obesity shows that Vermonters are gaining weight. They're just not gaining weight as fast as the rest of the country.
Vermont Edition
The Proposed Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Friday, 03/04/11
By Bob Kinzel
We listen to both sides of the debate on the proposed soda tax. And we hear analysis on Vermont's energy issues from VPR's John Dillon. Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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Report Urges Pro-Active Approach To Obesity
Wednesday, 02/23/11
By Neal Charnoff
The Healthy Weight Initiative recommends ideas the state could explore to encourage healthy lifestyles, and offers suggestions for raising revenue to defray the cost of obesity.
VPR News
Attorney General's Obesity Report Takes Comprehensive Approach
Tuesday, 02/22/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Attorney General's report on obesity went far beyond recommending a soda tax. Bill Sorrell and Health Commissioner Harry Chen discuss the report's findings and suggestions.
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What Was In The Attorney General's Obesity Report?
Tuesday, 02/22/11
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss Vermont's Healthy Weight Initiative with Attorney General Bill Sorrell and Heath Commissioner Harry Chen. Plus, why Vermont has joined in a lawsuit against the NRC over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.  
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VPR News
Obesity Rate Nearly Doubles In Two Decades
Tuesday, 11/30/10
By Jane Lindholm
The Section Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says obesity in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last twenty years.
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Causes And Effects Of Obesity
Tuesday, 11/30/10
By Jane Lindholm
Obesity is rapidly approaching tobacco addiction as the leading preventable public health problem facing Vermonters. We discuss obesity with Dr. Bob McLellan of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Plus, VPR’s Bob Kinzel looks at Governor-elect Peter Shumlin’s new staff. And we get a peak at what goes into the official portrait of Governor Jim Douglas. 
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Targeting Obesity, Sorrell Proposes 'Soda Tax'
Wednesday, 11/17/10
By Bob Kinzel
Attorney General Bill Sorrell wants the Legislature to impose a new tax on soda to help combat what Sorrell calls a growing obesity crisis in Vermont.
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