State of NJ Health Live Chat
Welcome to this live-chat hosted by NJTV in which you can pose questions to 2 panelists who participated in this program, and get their responses in real time.
The State of NJ's Health: Growing Healthy Kids
The first episode, recorded at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey. The discussion examines the causes of the current childhood obesity crisis, the many organizations that have mobilized to tackle the problem and the strategies that are turning the tide, providing viewers with ways to make a difference in their own communities.
- Bob Males
Executive Producer of the town hall series "The State of NJ's Health."
- Dwayne Proctor
Dwayne Proctor, PhD, team director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Childhood Obesity team. Mr. Proctor focuses on the Foundation’s efforts to reverse the rise in childhood obesity rates by effecting public policies and industry practices that will promote healthy eating and physical activity for children nationwide.
- Dr. Nwando Anyaoku
Dr. Nwando Anyaoku is director of general pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Anyaoku treats children with a wide range of illnesses and conditions, but her specialty is childhood obesity. In 2006, she began building a multidisciplinary pediatric weight management program for children, named KIDSFIT Newark by her patients.
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