Watsonville program fights childhood obesity with youth leadership
By Mary Flynn
In this story we go to the agriculturally rich area of Watsonville — where more than 49 percent of children living there are obese or overweight.
In the past 30 years childhood obesity has more than doubled in the US.
And kids who are obese are likely to become adults who are obese with a greater risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer.
But the Jovenes Sanos organization is trying to turn that around with their youth advocacy and leadership program.