Obesity is the number one public health issue in Missouri – it affects more than 30% of adults and nearly one in seven children between the ages of ten and seventeen. But in order to solve the problem of obesity in Missouri, we need to first understand why it exists. Intersection host Ryan Famuliner will lead the discussion of some of the physical, cultural, and even political events that have brought on what is considered by many to be a public health crisis in our state.
Join us this Tuesday at 7pm for “Missouri: State of Obesity,” a live taping of KBIA’s talk show Intersection.
Our guests Donna Mehrle with the University of Missouri Extension and Dr. Aneesh Tosh with the University of Missouri Health System will discuss how obesity is influenced by social and cultural trends. We’ll also talk to Chris Fulcher from the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems about how the physical environment can impact the health a population.
Join us for this free event on Tuesday Nov 18th from 6-8pm in Fred W. Smith Forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus. A wine reception begins at 6pm, with an hour-long live taping at 7pm . Be a part of the conversation, with KBIA.
Street parking is often available, as well as parking in the University Hitt Street garage.