This lecture explored the relationship between weight, health and obesity and how environmental factors can influence all three. Over the last 4 decades, obesity rates have tripled for children and adults. Over the same time period our environment as changed – there is less green space – more concrete, less small farms – more mega food producers, less physical activity in schools and more sedentary time, less whole foods – more processed foods– and the list goes on. During the lecture, Dr. Rogers has explored what had happened here in Maine and introduced some exciting programs aimed at combating the obesity epidemic.


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